The mission of the Knox Faculty Development Program is to assist
faculty in their professional development--to help us both shape and
our own goals in the areas of teaching, research/creative work, and
professional activities. Such a program assumes that at all stages of a
career there is more to learn about our craft, and that part of the fun
challenge of our jobs is to keep learning--to keep re-inventing
ourselves as teachers and scholars/artists. While much of our thinking
about our work necessarily takes place privately, on an individual
basis, much can also be gained by conversation and joint work with our
peers. The central goal of this program is to provide opportunities for
such collegial exchange.
TRANSITION as of September 1, 2007:
The Faculty Development Program has been without a coordinator since
Penny Gold left the position in 2007. Until a new coordinator takes
over, here are the elements of the program that will
continue, with responsibility dispersed across several people.
New Faculty Orientation and Mentoring: Jason Helfer organizes an orientation session for new faculty.
NITLE liaison: Vicky Romano is the liaison.
Faculty Development Website: The site will not be updated (nor the
Guide), but the site will remain up, and you are encouraged to click
around in it. See especially this page
for many useful links.
at Four: A series of faculty presentations, two per term; this is now administered by Diana Beck.
a Colleague's Class: A program that allows up to three
people a year to take a colleague's class, with one course
released-time; applications due in January.
New initiatives: Do you have an idea for some kind of faculty
development activity (presentations on teaching, book groups, writing
groups, workshops, etc.)? Funding of such activities remains available
through the office of the Dean of the College; proposals are welcome
from individuals, departments, or other groups of faculty.
Keep the good ideas coming!itborde.