Academics

Faculty Development Center

Workshops & Events

College Specific Workshops
To support the College in institutionalizing its priorities, policies, and practices, and boosting its ability to recruit and retain a diverse, engaged, and productive faculty. The target audiences for these activities are new faculty, tenure-track faculty, and tenured faculty.

Teaching and Student Learning Workshops
To expose faculty to cutting-edge approaches to teaching and learning that are student centered and promote student success. The content of the workshops is based on one of the following three themes: 1) Active Learning & Students Engagement; 2) Assessment and Evaluation*; and 3) Teaching with Technology. This category of workshops will be delivered through external and internal subject matter experts, including the Traveling Workshops Program of the Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning, St. Paul, Minnesota, Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and Morehouse College General Education Faculty Development Center.

* Assessment and Evaluation, the FDC will host Departmental Learning Outcomes Workshops. These workshops are designed to allow the faculty members within each department an opportunity to discuss key learning outcomes and assessment. The workshops will be facilitated by an expert in the field of learning outcomes and assessment. Scheduling of these workshops will occur at the request of department chair and delivered based on the capacity of the FDC.

Personalized Technology Enhancement Support
To provide one-on-one consultation for faculty in the area of teaching with technology. Services provided by College’s Instructional Designer, Ms. Lisa Oliver. Faculty should contact Ms. Oliver, loliver@morehouse.edu or ext. 5493, to schedule a consultation.

The STaR (Scholar-Teachers at Residence)
The FDC will establish a pilot, interdisciplinary faculty learning community for the purpose of investigating the role of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) at Morehouse. The initiative named STaR Program, will allow three faculty members, one per division, an opportunity to come together to explore how the SoTL can be used to advance the work and expertise of the Morehouse College faculty in teaching African American males and provide an opportunity to share this work throughout national and international higher education communities.

What is STaR Program?
The STaR Program will provide an opportunity for Morehouse College faculty to become a central part of the national discussion and contribute to the body of the knowledge that is being published on SoTL, specifically in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning as it relates to African Americans males. Faculty chosen to take part in the two-year pilot STaR Program of the Centere will be awarded resources (release time, research, and travel funds) to address the following questions as they relate to the teaching and learning of black males at Morehouse:

  • Asking questions about student learning and the teaching activities designed to promote student learning in an effort, at least in part, to improve one’s own teaching practice;
  • Answering those questions by systematically analyzing evidence of student learning; and
  • Sharing the results of that analysis publicly in order to invite review and contribute to the body of knowledge on student learning in a variety of contexts.