At too many institutions, faculty development has been a fragmented effort, running "hot" or "cold" in reaction to external pressures. Faculty Development Associates embraces an approach that assesses extensively the needs of key stakeholder groups, then designs a comprehensive, strategic program that targets those needs. Continuous feedback and program improvements insure that institutional investments of time and emotional energy are optimized, while keeping costs manageable.
Our Senior Consultant, Dr. Richard Lyons, is well grounded in current
research relative to faculty development, as well as best practices at
leading institutions. Please take a moment to review The
Academic Leader article that highlights a program he designed
and installed at a leading institution in Florida. While not designed
to be a solution to all of the instructional challenges your institution
might be confronting, it should instill a deeper understanding of what
can be accomplished in spite of limited resources.