2020 – 2021Calendar Overview
Sep 25, 2020
Quality Course Design
Oct 9, 2020
Building a Learner-Centered Syllabus
Oct 23, 2020
Active Learning Strategies to Engage Students
Nov 6, 2020
Best Practices for Technology in the Classroom
Nov 20, 2020
Effective Grading Strategies
2020 – 2021Faculty Development Program
Faculty Development Program (FDP) is a certificate program focusing on best practices in higher education teaching and learning.
Advanced registration is required for all KCPDC events. Registration is FREE to employees of member institutions. Please contact your campus representative for registration.
Non-members are encouraged to enroll, on a space available basis. The cost for the attendance at KCPDC events is $150 for full day and $75 for most short programs. The cost for Foundations of Teaching Excellence (five workshops) is $150. For enrollment information, contact us at
Unable to attend?
For those unable to attend FDP workshops, either the foundational or advanced, on-demand recordings will be available after November 20, 2020. For those still interested in earning an FDP certificate, please contact your KCPDC representative. They will give you access to a link that will include the recording and a brief (250 – 300 word) reflection prompt to complete.
KCPDC Faculty Academy
The KCPDC Faculty Academy continues to cultivate faculty development by hosting five, 1-hour virtual teaching and learning workshops throughout the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Each workshop will focus on one of the following instructional frameworks – Quality Course Design, Learner-Centered Syllabus, Active Learning Strategies, Technology in the Classroom, and Effective Grading Strategies. Together, these five topics make up the Foundations of Teaching Excellence program.
Foundations of Teaching Excellence
Foundations of Teaching Excellence will be offered virtually on the following dates:
- Friday, September 25, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm, Quality Course Design
- Friday, October 9, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm, Building a Learner-Centered Syllabus
- Friday, October 23, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm, Active Learning Strategies to Engage Students
- Friday, November 6, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm, Best Practices for Technology in the Classroom
- Friday, November 20, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm, Effective Grading Strategies
Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence
Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence is available for mid-career to veteran faculty. This year’s advanced teaching workshop will focus on Maximizing Blended Potential: Finding Balance with Course Development and will be held virtually from 10:00am – Noon on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Faculty Development Certificate
There are three options to earn the Faculty Development Certificate:
- Complete the KCPDC Faculty Academy and the annual Enhancing Teaching and Learning (ETL) Conference.
- Complete the KCPDC Faculty Academy, Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence seminar, and one KCPDC workshop from Supervisor Development Program or Special Topics.
- Attend the Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence seminar, an additional KCPDC workshop, and the Enhancing Teaching and Learning (ETL) Conference.
Advanced Elements of Teaching ExcellenceMaximizing Blended Potential: Finding Balance with Course Development
Presented by KCPDC
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Time: 10:00am – Noon
Location: Online on Zoom
Presenter: Leslie Umstattd
Description: What works best face to face? What works best online? Can I do digitally what I would do face to face? These are all questions that in the last few months educators have pondered. With a desire to do what’s best for our students, we want to find a balance and maximize the potential learning opportunities despite our circumstances or modality. The goal of this workshop is to answer those three questions:
- How do I strike balance in the blended world?
- How do I judge what are best practices for face to face and best practices for online?
- How can I take face to face content/assignments and transition them into a digital format?
I hope you will join as we explore this topic and exchange ideas of ways to move ahead in this ever changing climate of education.
Committed to providing professional development opportunities for the faculty and staff of its member institutions.