The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) has a variety of presentations,
workshops, learning communities, and other sessions that we can bring to your college
or department. We provide here a list of session titles that are available. For each,
we also include a session description and information about the format, facilitator(s),
availability, and duration.
The various formats include:
One-on-one consulting: This, as the name implies, is an opportunity for faculty to work one-on-one with an FCTL staff member or faculty expert. Formal presentation: This is typically a lecture-style presentation, much like you would expect were you attending a conference presentation. Workshop: Again, this is probably self-explanatory. This is a hands-on experience. Faculty learning community. Faculty learning communities typically occur over an extended period of time (a few weeks to one or more semesters) and involve a series of sessions built around a curriculum (if you will); many also involve producing or creating a specific work and provide Professional Development Incentives (see: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/academics/center/resources/pdi/homepage.htm).
Regarding facilitators, the staff and faculty who work FCTL are ready and able to provide many of these sessions. We also have a great many similarly knowledgeable, experienced, and committed faculty and staff colleagues outside of FCTL who are eager to provide sessions as well!
Most of the sessions described here are available throughout the academic year; many are also available in the summer. Some sessions are sitting on the proverbial shelf and are ready to go; others may require some development or adaptation for your specific interest, needs, or schedule. We respectfully request that you work with FCTL to identify a schedule that is mutually convenient for facilitators and the intended audience.
Finally, the time required for each session is indicated. You'll notice that we have tried to offer as many options to you as we can. We really do want to provide sessions that are meaningful, relevant, useful, and respectful of everyone's busy and productive work life!
We invite you to contact us if you would like to have one or more of these sessions offered in your department or college. If there is a topic that you or your colleagues would like us to develop a session for, please let us know! We would be happy to create something specifically for you. Naturally, we will need some lead time to research and develop the session, so we appreciate you giving us as much advance notice as possible.
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