ERIC Number: ED452922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-5
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: A Faculty Development System.
This report describes the various faculty programs at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Parkland College (Illinois). In response to faculty professional development needs surveys, these programs and activities were designed and created: (1) classroom assessment and research courses, which empower faculty to focus on learning by using classroom feedback to improve instructional quality and form an important connection with students; (2) the mentoring program, a one-on-one learning partnership designed to connect faculty with each other; (3) the new full-time faculty orientation program, created in response to feedback from new faculty who requested more support to ease their transitions to the school; (4) instructional workshops, seminars, and discussions that provide opportunities for continued learning; (5) preparation and development weeks, which launch and support major initiatives; and (6) teaching excellence awards, which recognize faculty who work hard and make a difference in their students' learning. Since 1996, approximately 2,000 full- and part-time Parkland faculty and faculty from other institutions have voluntarily participated in the center's programming. This document discusses these programs and presents course materials such as evaluation forms. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Parkland Coll., Champaign, IL. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.