Faculty Development Strategies for Pedagogies of Change

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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
Stream: Teacher Training and Professional Development
Presentation Type: 30 minute Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Sonia Gonsalves

Professor of Psychology and Director of Faculty Development, Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Pomona, NJ, USA

I am a professor of psychology, the assessment coordinator and the Director of the Institute for Faculty Development at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in the USA. In this role I conduct workshops for faculty at my college and for colleges across the country. Much of my research is on teaching and learning and I am currently examining the usefulness of additional comments that students write on faculty and course rating forms.

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