Faculty Development Strategies for Pedagogies of Change
This presentation will engage participants in an interactive discussion of the changing roles of the teacher, and learner in diverse environments and uncertain times. Central to this analysis is the impact of current and evolving technologies that facilitate learning for a changing population of learners with increasing heterogeneous levels of preparation and different expectations of college. We will discuss instability in disciplinary contexts as well as in the outlook for students as they leave our institutions. How do faculty prepare to assist students as they adjust their expectations for the experience of college and their outlook for after college? How do faculty developers help faculty to retool for an evolving set of expectations? The data for this presentation were gathered from three years of conversations with faculty in workshops and from survey research with faculty and student respondents. The presenter will highlight classroom practices that support some valuable learning outcomes for students in changing and uncertain times and share data from one four-year college in the northeastern US.
Keywords: Faculty Development, Pedagogy
Dr. Sonia Gonsalves
Professor of Psychology and Director of Faculty Development, Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey