multi-year project will package over 15 years of knowledge and experience
related to improving faculty performance in higher education. The main
outcome of the project, the Faculty Guidebook, will have the look, feel, and
substance of refereed conference proceedings.
expectation is that the
Faculty Guidebook will become a preferred,
first-reference for those who want to expand their understanding and
implementation of educational philosophy, learning theory, mentoring,
teaching, assessment and evaluation, curriculum design, and institutional
focus will be on innovations (intellectual property) related to advanced
research and best practices that improve teaching/learning; presenting
theoretical topics for which there are practical and
effective applications in higher education.
The Faculty Guidebook is meant to be used in the following contexts:
purpose resource tool for all faculty desiring to improve their
a reference used by
higher education institutions to support their faculty development
a resource to help
faculty mentor their junior colleagues.
a resource providing the
basis for implementing a "graduate student training system."
a tool for moving
classroom innovations to conferences and publications (rapidly converting
new teaching/learning knowledge into a peer reviewed reference).
a resource tool during
Pacific Crest workshop activities.
a resource to support
"on-line" and distance learning environments.
a resource for smaller corporate trainers and training firms (vendor
expos, local training organizations, professional societies such as ASTD).