Finding and Using Faculty Development Resources
Presenters: Ray Purdom, University of North Carolina-Greensboro; Andrea Eastman-Mullins, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
The speakers presented the Professional Development Portal (http://pdp.unctlt.org/) developed by the University of North Carolina. The site contains a training compendium (containing handouts for leading faculty development workshops), how-to-materials, tutorials, articles, and links to other portals.
The site materials are segmented into three main areas:
- Teaching and Learning Resources – contains professional development resources for faculty teaching with or without technology. Sample topics include active learning, assessment, course management systems, large enrollment courses, and service learning.
- Administrative Development – section covers topics associated with departmental chair and dean development such as budgeting, leadership skills, strategic planning, tenure and promotionâ€¦
- Libraries – this area includes resources to support the work of college and university librarians. Topics cover acquisitions, cataloging and indexing, digital collections, instructional services, vendor relationsâ€¦
Guests can view a large portion of the materials and members can contribute to the resource pool.