In addition to the items below, please check this ever-growing collection of Faculty Enrichment resources. They are developed curated by Instructional Consultant Chris Odato. Sample topics include strategies for the first day of class, conducting peer observations of teaching, team-based learning, transparent assignment design, and online teaching.
Distinguished Teachers and Scholars of the Year
Since 1971, a full-time tenure-track faculty member at Keene State College has been honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award. This annual award is presented by the Alumni Association and announced at New Student Convocation. The Distinguished Teacher Award is based on excellence in teaching, encouragement of independent thinking, rapport with students, and effective student advising. Currently, more than 10 faculty who won this award still teach at the college.
Since 2000, a full-time tenure-track faculty member at Keene State College has been honored as the Scholar of the Year. This annual award recognizes faculty who engage in distinguished scholarship or creative activity that is recognized by their professional peers, both within and outside the institution, and that goes above and beyond requirements for promotion and tenure at Keene State College. Currently, more than 10 faculty who won this award still work at the college.
Handouts and Videos
Book Authoring Support Initiative panel discussion (November 17, 2017) with some Keene State College faculty who authored or edited books. The video of this panel discussion focuses on "Scholarly Book-Writing: Overview, Experiences, and Expectations" and features (from right to left) Saran Ghatak, Richard Blatchly, Amanda Scull, Elvis Foster, Mark Long, and Celia Rabinowitz.
Instructional Consultant Chris Odato creates handouts and curates extensive collections of resources for teaching that can be downloaded by faculty to use. Sample topics include strategies for the first day of class, conducting peer observations of teaching, team-based learning, flipping the classroom, and online teaching. Visit Faculty Enrichment’s library resources site here.
Key Reports from Keene State College
Keene State College. (2016). Academic and Co-Curricular Strategic Plan.
Research on Faculty Enrichment
Boice, R. (1992). The new faculty member: Supporting and fostering professional development. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Faculty Focus. (2016). Faculty focus: Higher ed teaching strategies.
Gillespie, K. J., Robertson, D. L. & Associates. (2010). A guide to faculty development. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Lucas, C. J. & Murry, J. W. Jr. (2002). New faculty: A practical guide for academic beginniners. New York: Palgrave.
McCrickerd, J. (2012). Understanding and reducing faculty reluctance to improve teaching. College Teaching, 60, 56-64.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. (2016). Mentoring map.
Phillips, S. L. & Dennison, S. T. (Eds.). (2015). Faculty mentoring: A practical manual for mentors, mentees, administrators, and faculty developers. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
POD Network. (2016). What is educational development?
Sorcinelli, M. D. (2014). The changing landscape of faculty development at small colleges. Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning, 6, i-iv.
Stabile, C. & Ritchie, W. F. (2013). Clarifying the differences between training, development, and enrichment: The role of institutional belief constructs in creating the purpose of faculty learning initiatives. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 133, 71-84.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M. C., & Norman, M. K. (2010). How learning works: Seven research-based principles for smart teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Brown, Peter. C., Roediger, Henry L. III, & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick: The science of successful learning. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.
Jenkins, H. (2009). Confronting the challenges of participatory culture: Media education for the 21st century. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Lang, J. M. (2013). Cheating lessons: Learning from academic dishonesty. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Nesbit, J. C. & Adesope, O. O. (2006). Learning with concept and knowledge maps: A meta-analysis. Review of Educational Research, 76(3), 413-448.
Rocca, K. A. (2010). Student participation in the college classroom: An extended multidisciplinary literature review. Communication Education, 59(2), 185-213.