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Faculty Development

The Faculty Development Program supports faculty of all appointment types - full and part time, tenure-stream and lecturer-stream.

Through ongoing programs, events, consultations, faculty groups, and by collaborating with other offices on campus, Faculty Development pursues three goals:

  • Support and promote effective teaching, with a focus on student learning.
  • Support and promote faculty scholarship.
  • Support and promote professional development, including work-life concerns.
Consultations and Confidentiality

The Faculty Development program assures strict confidentiality of consultations with individual faculty regarding teaching, scholarship, and professional development. Our services, including classroom observations, are strictly voluntary, developmental, and confidential; results are shared only with the faculty member and never to be used in a faculty performance evaluation. Classroom observers/consultants may not discuss their findings with anyone but the faculty member, although the faculty member is free to share the written summary of a class/room visit with others, at her or his own discretion. We also strive to provide students complete anonymity when we solicit their feedback on a course during the teaching observation process.

If you have questions or concerns about the confidentiality of Faculty Development consultations, please feel free to contact interim director Eileen Razzari Elrod or call (408) 554-3514.