Faculty Development

An important initiative of MT Engage is a formal faculty development program. The MT Engage Faculty Development initiative has as its outcome the development of a community of faculty scholars committed to academic engagement in the classroom and prepared for instruction in integrative thinking/reflection. This will help accomplish the first program goal of fostering a culture of engaged learning. Through the LT&ITC, general workshops and FLCs/work groups will be held fall and spring in addition to a summer institute. Each will focus on high impact, engaging pedagogy and integrative/reflective thinking pedagogy.

In addition, the Faculty Instructional Technology Center (FITC) will provide faculty training in ePortfolio technology on a regular and one-on-one basis. The Instructional Design Specialist and Graduate Assistant, who both work in 12-month positions will also support faculty in this initiative.  

Spring 2017 Workshops

Non-Traditional Student Engagement Panel
Wednesday, April 5
2:30-3:30 p.m. LT&ITC

Introduction to ePortfolios
Tuesday, April 11
2:34-3:45 p.m. LT&ITC
This workshop will present an introduction to the research on ePortfolios in higher education with
particular emphasis on how this tool can be used to facilitate integrative learning. An integrative learningapproach helps students learn how to make connections across all types of learning experiences and make their learning visible to themselves, their peers, their instructors, and their future employers. In
addition, faculty will receive an introduction to MTSU’s ePortfolio tool in D2L and view student
ePortfolios created using the tool.

MT Engage Assignment Design
Thursday, April 13
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. LT&ITC
This workshop will focus on how faculty can create and scaffold an MT Engage ePortfolio signature project
that meets the MT Engage outcomes. This workshop is specifically geared toward taking assignments that
faculty already use in the classroom and altering them to support MT Engage outcomes with minimal
restructuring of requirements.

Faculty Book Group
April 4 and 18, 1-2:15 p.m.
Register through the LT&ITC.
The LT&ITC is hosting a Faculty Book Group in April. You are invited to join a group of faculty who will be reading and discussing the book Leveraging the ePortfolio for Integrative Learning, by Candyce Reynolds and Judith Patton.


Faculty Learning Communities

  • More info coming soon!

2017 Summer Institute

The Directors of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence will work with the MT Engage Director each year to develop and implement the proposed Summer Institute (see below for sample Summer Institute agenda). 

The 2017 Summer Institute will be held Friday and Saturday, May 11-12.  Registration info coming soon.

2016 Summer Institute

Summer Institute Activities and Timeline:
Day One:  

  • MT Engage overview and faculty institute keynote speaker on integrative thinking.

    1. What is the QEP, MT Engage
    2. The value of integrative thinking and best practices for incorporating in college courses
    3. The value of ePortfolios and how MT Engage faculty and students will use them
    4. The value of ePortfolios and how MT Engage faculty and students will use them
      1. ePortfolio tool overview/training

Day Two:

  • Assessment of SLO Integrative Thinking and Reflection
  • Break out sessions (45 minutes each)
    • Topics will be based on research literature and ideas for incorporating academic engagement strategies and integrative thinking in college courses
    • Led by faculty who have previously taught MT Engage courses.

After Institute

  • June/July/August--Faculty revise classes
  • End of August--Faculty submit course syllabi and a MT Engage certification form highlighting how they are implementing MT Engage in their course prior to teaching.
  • September 2016--Faculty submit Final Evaluation/Reflection Report

Faculty Incentives for Participating

Faculty who participate in the FLCs/work groups and Summer Institute will receive a $500 stipend. Adjuncts and full-time temporary faculty who participate in the one-day training will receive a stipend as well. During these activities meals will be provided. Faculty will also be recognized with certificates of achievement..

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