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Professional Development

We understand that it is very important to keep up to date with new teaching and learning pedagogies and technology. To assist faculty in this difficult task, we offer many  different Professional Development opportunities. Below you can find more information about these opportunities and links to more resources that will help you to develop your teaching skills. If you are interested in seeing what opportunities we have available right now, or would like to register for one of our current sessions, visit our Scheduler application

 


  • Summer Institute

    The A-State Faculty Center Summer Institute sessions are designed to inspire faculty to engage today’s learners in a 21st century mobile learning environment.  The Faculty Center hosts sessions during the summer to provide faculty with a variety of professional development opportunities to inspire and cultivate innovative teaching. These summer sessions are the perfect time to update your knowledge of new techniques and technologies to improve your professional teaching method. Another benefit of participating in the summer institute is the opportunity to develop collaborative relationships with faculty from across campus.  When faculty work together in a summer institute, they inspire each other by sharing ideas and encouraging feedback.  

    Participants that wish to receive a stipend for participating in sessions are expected to show how they will use the knowledge, skills, and teaching strategies they develop during the sessions to enhance their teaching during the next academic year. Stipends may be awarded to those that complete the application and participate in one of the scheduled showcase events. 

    Details about the next Summer Institute can be found on our Featured News page or on our Scheduler

     

  • Teaching & Learning Symposium

    The A-State Faculty Center's Fall Teaching & Learning  Symposium allows faculty to inspire each other by sharing new techniques and technologies they are using in their classes. It is also a time that faculty can meet with representatives of A-State's Technology partners to ask questions, and learn about upcoming feature improvements. Faculty that would like to present at the symposium or host a workshop should look for the call for presentations that will go out before the event. A selection committee will review the proposals and notify those that are accepted ahead of the event.

    Details about the next Symposium can be found on our Featured News page or on our Scheduler

  • Faculty Mentorship Program

    This is a campus-wide program to provide an opportunity for pre-tenure faculty to benefit from the professional experience, research, skills and knowledge garnered by experienced faculty members. To learn more about the program and to register, view the program website. For more information, visit the A-State Faculty Mentorship website.

  • On Demand Tutorials

    We know that faculty have busy schedules and don't always have time to attend our scheduled sessions. To address the issue of faculty who want to improve their skills in their own time we have developed materials that faculty can review when it is most convenient for their schedules. To see our list of materials, visit our Tutorials page.