How to Build a Competency-Based Faculty Training Program to Impact Student Success

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We know that "educators should design courses that engage students and are learner-centered" because interactions between students and instructors factor heavily into student satisfaction with their learning. So, if we want our instructors to build engaging courses for students, shouldn't we model engagement when we train our faculty? Seeking to improve student learning experiences while preparing and engaging instructors, Davenport University created Global Campus University (GCU), an online, competency-based, faculty training program that combines interaction-driven teaching topics such as teaching strategies, discussions, feedback and instructor presence with hands-on practice using Blackboard features. Kriss Ferluga, Co-Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, will outline the process she used to create Global Campus University-learn about the data-driven, research informed, faculty training program that can increase student satisfaction. Hear about the challenges she faced and the mistakes made along the way.


Presenter: Kriss Ferluga