What do we do?
The mission of Faculty Enrichment is to support faculty as teachers, scholars, and active members of the Keene State College community throughout the various stages of their careers. Faculty Enrichment is fundamentally collaborative by working with faculty and other offices at the college to cultivate the strengths of faculty through a holistic approach.
Faculty Enrichment implements its mission by offering a diverse range of professional development programs and resources:
- Faculty learning communities, whether they address the needs of a specific cohort of faculty, type of pedagogy, interdisciplinary research area, or issue in higher education
- New faculty orientation, peer faculty mentoring program, and roundtables or institutes for department chairs, mid-career faculty, and other faculty leaders
- One-on-one instructional consultations that target individual needs of faculty as teachers, or small group consultations to address pedagogical or curricular needs of departments
- Grants and fellowships that align with our mission
- Collaborating on programming with offices across Academic Affairs and Student Affairs that support faculty and their students, including Academic Technology, Aspire/Trio, Center for Creative Inquiry, Center for Writing, Integrative Studies Program, Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism, Office of Sponsored Projects and Research, among many others
By "offering an enriching campus community" of faculty at Keene State College, we directly contribute to the mission and values of the public liberal arts college of New Hampshire.
Faculty Enrichment selects a different annual theme every year to focus its programming and continue to respond to the needs of faculty and the institution as they change year after year.
Academic Year 2017-2018: "Peers and Leaders"
The focus this year is on sharing teaching practices through faculty peer observations and fostering faculty leaders. Sample programming includes open classroom days and teaching squares, the launch of department chair roundtables, and a new institute for mid-career faculty.
Academic Year 2016-2017: "New Learners"
First-year students, first-generation students, and new faculty were the focus that year. Sample programming included workshops and a faculty learning community on teaching first-generation students, the launch of a mentoring program for new faculty, and a redesign of new faculty orientation.
Create a collaborative of faculty enrichment. —Faculty Development Committee, 2016
Faculty Enrichment was established in 2016 in response to a report submitted by the Faculty Development Committee. This committee was formed as an implementation of Keene State College’s 2015 Strategic Plan.
The Faculty Development Committee was led by Tom Bassarear, a long-time but now retired Professor of Education. Other professors on the committee included Jeannie-Marie Brown, Pru Cuper, Pat Dolenc, Karen Jennings, and Emily Robins Sharpe. Associate Provost Glenn Geiser-Getz and Instructional Consultant Chris Odato were also on the committee. Specifically, the Faculty Development Committee was formed pursuant to Goals 1.4 and 1.5 of Keene State College’s 2015 Strategic Plan that relate to strengthening the quality of teaching and learning and supporting faculty scholarship (including the scholarship of teaching and learning).
Faculty Enrichment is the successor to the Center for Engagement, Learning, and Teaching at Keene State College that was founded in 2009.
Who are we?
Staff and Advisory Committee
In addition to everyone across the college with whom we collaborate, Faculty Enrichment includes the following staff and is advised by a Faculty Enrichment Committee made up of elected or appointed faculty representatives:
Jamie Landau, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Faculty Enrichment
Department of Communication and Philosophy
Affiliated Faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies
Office: Media Arts Center 116
Faculty Enrichment Committee (Academic Years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018)
Elected faculty rep from Mason Library: Irene McGarrity
Elected faculty rep from School of Arts and Humanities: Amber Davisson
Elected faculty rep from School of Professional and Graduate Studies: Margaret Smith (AY2016-2017, Fall 2017) or John Finneran (Spring 2018)
Elected faculty rep from School of Sciences and Social Sciences: Lara Bryant (AY2016-2017) or Beverly Ferrucci (AY2017-2018)
Appointed faculty rep from KSCEA: Pat Dolenc (AY2016-2017) or Armağan Gezici (AY2017-2018)
Appointed faculty rep from KSCAA: Ken Gauvreau
Coordinator of Faculty Enrichment: Jamie Landau
Instructional Consultant: Chris Odato
Ex-Officio: Glenn Geiser-Getz (Associate Provost)
Charge of Faculty Enrichment Committee:
- Advise on the mission, annual themes, and programs of the Faculty Enrichment unit
- Collaborate and consult with the Coordinator of Faculty Enrichment, who chairs the Faculty Enrichment Committee and leads the Faculty Enrichment unit
- Review applications for Faculty Enrichment Grants and Faculty Fellows
- Engage the entire faculty in a conversation about faculty enrichment to respond to the specific needs and interests of the faculty and the college as they change year after year and shift over the course of their careers