2021 – 2022Faculty Development Program

Faculty Development Program (FDP) is a certificate program focusing on best practices in higher education teaching and learning.

Registration

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

KCPDC Faculty Academy

The KCPDC Faculty Academy continues to cultivate faculty development by hosting a day-long teaching and learning event where five mini workshops will focus on the following instructional frameworks – Quality Course Design, Learner-Centered Syllabus, Active Learning Strategies, Technology in the Classroom, and Effective Grading Strategies. Collectively, these five topics make up the Foundations of Teaching Excellence series. The Foundations of Teaching Excellence is beneficial to faculty new to teaching or others that may want to revisit essential teaching and learning strategies.

An alternative option for faculty searching for innovative classroom techniques is to participate in the Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence seminar. The topic for this session changes annually and is based upon faculty interests.

Please read the descriptions below for more information on the Foundations of Teaching Excellence and the Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence, or contact your campus representative if you have additional questions.

Faculty Development Certificate

There are three options to earn the Faculty Development Certificate:

The Special Topics and Supervisory Development Program workshops provide elective options for the FDP Certificate:

  1. Complete the KCPDC Faculty Academy and the annual Enhancing Teaching and Learning (ETL) Conference.
  2. Complete the KCPDC Faculty Academy, Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence seminar, and one KCPDC workshop from Supervisor Development Program or Special Topics.
  3. Attend the Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence seminar, an additional KCPDC workshop, and the Enhancing Teaching and Learning (ETL) Conference.

Foundations of Teaching Excellence

The Foundations of Teaching Excellence will be offered in a virtual format. The five workshop series will be on Fridays from Noon – 1:00 pm, Central Time beginning Friday, October 22 with Learner Centered Syllabus. The full schedule is listed below.

Times listed for all workshops are Central Time.

Building a Learner-Centered Syllabus

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm
Location: Online

Description: All participants are encouraged to bring a current syllabus to review during the session, so when you pass out your syllabus to your class, your students will feel welcomed and ready to succeed.

Quality Course Design

Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm
Location: Online

Description: From planning instructional materials to student activities to learning outcomes, it's time to explore ways to enhance course content that supports critical and higher-order thinking inside and outside of the classroom.

Active Learning Strategies to Engage Students

Date: Friday, February 11, 2022
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm
Location: Online

Description: Ready to get your students motivated and engaged in the classroom? Let's investigate active learning techniques that will help them think, collaborate, discuss, examine, and participate in conversations and activities.

Best Practices for Technology in the Classroom

Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm
Location: Online

Description: Social media, group text, vlogging - technology is everywhere! #Welcometo2021 Let's discuss some technology tools to keep your students engaged and find a balance of technology that's right for you and your students.

Effective Grading Strategies

Date: Friday, April, 8, 2022
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm
Location: Online

Description: It's time for us to think smarter, not harder and review some practical grading strategies that offer significant feedback to the student while offering you a more manageable work/life balance.


Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence

Advanced Elements of Teaching Excellence is geared towards mid-career to veteran faculty, but is available to all. This year’s advanced teaching workshop will be offered in a virtual format on Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 10 am – 12 pm, Central Time.

UDL for Everyone

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – Noon
Location: Online
Presenter: Robert Beach, Holly Dressler, and Shaun Pate

Contact your KCPDC representative to sign up

Description: Universal Design is not just for people with disabilities. Universal Design for learning and instruction can improve the way you and your students engage in your course while simultaneously helping to anticipate and plan for all learners. As we work toward equitable access and inclusive design on our campuses, we can integrate Universal Design philosophy.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Understand how Universal Design benefits more than individuals with disabilities
  • Apply universal design concepts in their courses
  • Apply universal design concepts in their courses
  • Describe examples of Universal Design
  • Effectively use Ally to identify areas of opportunity for accessibility improvement in their courses
  • Understand how Ally is utilized in in courses for both themselves and their students
  • Demonstrate competency using Ally through completion of content modification

Committed to providing professional development opportunities for the faculty and staff of its member institutions.