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About the Office of Professional Development

The Office of Faculty Professional Development is a Title III Activity and is supported by Title III-B funding. The mission of the Office of Faculty Professional Development (OFPD) is to encourage excellence in teaching through programs for course development and improvement, implementation of reseach-based instructional strategies, and support services to faculty that encourage instructional development and efficiency in the workplace.  The primary purpose of the OFPD is to improve the quality of instruction for undergraduate and graduate student success. The Title III objectives for the 2017-2018 academic year are: 

1. Transform instructional pedagogical practices in at least five academic departments.

2. Prepare 50 faculty members who design, adapt, and build capacity on the utilization of best practices and models of teaching and learning as instructional leaders.

The Office of Faculty Professional Development will support Goals 1 and 2 of the Academic Strategic Plan.

Goal 1: Enhance teaching among faculty.

Goal 2: Create an environment of collaborative learning and cross-disciplinary programming.


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