"Faculty Development is both a comprehensive term that covers a wide range of activities ultimately designed to improve student learning, and a less broad term that describes a purposeful attempt to help faculty improve their competence as teachers and scholars." —Eble & McKeachie, 1985
The Office of Faculty Development, located at 222 Bunnell, provides professional development opportunities for all faculty at UAF in the areas of teaching, research, and scholarship. Assistance with teaching, mentoring, promotion & tenure, grant writing, scholarly writing, teaching observations, and instructional technology can be accessed through our office. We bring national speakers and trainers to campus, conduct training, and maintain a collection of resource materials on these topics. Regular learning opportunities, panel discussions, and seminars will be held throughout the year for faculty. Although these are mainly designed for new faculty, they are open to all faculty, and can be audio-conferenced to the rural campuses if requested. Faculty are welcome to schedule meetings or brown-bag lunches in the office. There are a variety of teaching & learning resources available for check-out.
The director of the Office is currently TBD. If you have questions regarding faculty development at UAF, please contact Madara Mason, Faculty Development Coordinator during the interim.