Establish Faculty Development Studio at UT

Purpose: To introduce the studio model of training to The University of Tampa, and to promote Instructional Design concepts to an interdisciplinary group of faculty.

Results: The Studio got rave reviews from the participants, and is now being promoted as a prominent training model with the newly established Center for Teaching and Learning.

Description: I coordinated the establishment of the Faculty Development Studio in conjunction with the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Educational Technology Department, and led the first run in the Fall 2015 Semester. This studio got great feedback from faculty and there have been several requests for it to continue. 

PHASE 1

Faculty from each college read Dee Fink’s Creating Significant Learning Experiences book and met throughout the semester. We discussed a number of strategies and techniques that emerged from the book and gained insight from the variety of approaches and fields represented in the group.

PHASE 2

Phase 2 involved doing a hands-on, in-depth course redesign in the Spring 2016 semester involving faculty from all colleges and a number of departments. Although full course redesign did not occur, the faculty collaborated to redesign essential course documents and share concepts. The inter-departmental collaboration supported a robust course that is more relevant for the students.