Abstract

Many institutions encourage their faculty to engage in teaching scholarship, but few require it. In 2003, Florida Community College's faculty and administration approved a new contractual requirement for full-time faculty to complete an annual Learning Outcomes Enhancement Plan (LOEP), an evidence-based investigation of student learning at the classroom level. This session will present tools and models developed to support faculty and administrators as they implemented this new requirement, including professional development materials, policy statements, and other resources. Session participants will be engaged in discussion around practical, cultural, and political issues that arose during implementation, participate in a sample professional development activity, and have an opportunity to provide feedback on current and planned strategies to evaluate the impact of the LOEP process.

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Room 1908

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Nov 1st, 10:00 AM Nov 1st, 10:45 AM

Implementing a College-Wide Requirement for Teaching Scholarship

Room 1908

Many institutions encourage their faculty to engage in teaching scholarship, but few require it. In 2003, Florida Community College's faculty and administration approved a new contractual requirement for full-time faculty to complete an annual Learning Outcomes Enhancement Plan (LOEP), an evidence-based investigation of student learning at the classroom level. This session will present tools and models developed to support faculty and administrators as they implemented this new requirement, including professional development materials, policy statements, and other resources. Session participants will be engaged in discussion around practical, cultural, and political issues that arose during implementation, participate in a sample professional development activity, and have an opportunity to provide feedback on current and planned strategies to evaluate the impact of the LOEP process.