Welcome to the Faculty Development Center!
The Faculty Development Center is where Puget Sound’s teacher-scholars engage in ongoing work to fulfill professional and public scholarly goals.
The Center's programming is developed and curated by a group of colleagues committed to supporting holistic faculty excellence. This allows faculty members to engage more effectively with students in the classroom while also modeling what it means to be lifelong learners and producers of knowledge.
These pages share just some of the many resources available to the Puget Sound faculty. We invite you to explore the tools outlined here and utilize the center to its fullest. Whether it's one-on-one consultations, referrals to on- and off-campus support, or some of the great group events, we look forward to working with and alongside you!
Schedule an appointment today by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
All sessions will be held in the Faculty Development Center (Library 108) unless otherwise specified.
Thanks to a very generous contribution, the [re]Connect Puget Sound Initiative is underway! Please follow Facultycoms emails which include ways you can participate in pre-planned community building events for faculty and even propose your own. Mini-grants of up to $1,000 are available to faculty who propose a community building activity involving at least 5 faculty and/or staff members. Contact Erin Colbert-White (email@example.com) with any questions or to consult about an idea for a mini-grant! The sky's the limit!
Wednesdays at 4
- 1/25 - Let's Chat about ChatGPT
- 2/8 - Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
- 2/22 - Team-Based Learning and IF-AT Forms
- 3/8 - Daily and Midsemester Formative Feedback and Check-Ins
- 3/22 - Navigating Group Work: Frameworks, Evaluation, and Monitoring
- 4/5 - Teaching Students to Read Effectively
- 4/19 - Immediate Feedback Interactive Classroom Technology
- 5/3 - End of the Semester Celebration - Swapping Teaching Tips and Ideas
Events on the Horizon
Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: STEM Edition
Erin Colbert-White (FDC Director, Psychology) will lead STEM faculty in a twelve-week working group based on Wendy Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks. The series will begin the first week of February, but interested faculty should contact Erin directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve their spot before January 20. Participating faculty will receive their own copy of Belcher's book and should anticipate 5-8 hours of work per week to fully engage with the writing process. Contact Erin with any questions.