The ONDAS faculty development seminar is based on three core ideas from the literature on expertise and learning development:
- Faculty are experts in their experts in their disciplines.
- Part of enabling students to become successful learners involves making the constituent elements of this expertise accessible to learners.
- Meaningful change involves re-thinking teaching through research and theory.Faculty development, like all learning, is a recursive process involving articulation of ideas, development of approaches or interventions, analysis, and reconsideration.
Working from these ideas, participants in the year-long seminar and conference will work together to:
- conduct research-based, theory-driven investigations of our disciplines and teaching;
- adapt or develop new approaches to teaching based on these investigations;
- develop or expand inclusive teaching practices, including examining the roles that cutting-edge technologies can play in enhancing inclusive teaching and learning;
- share the results of our efforts with each other and with others involved in research-based approaches to teaching.
Faculty are invited to participate in this year-long effort. Meetings generally occur every two weeks throughout fall, winter, and spring quarters. For more information contact Linda Adler-Kassner, Professor of Writing Studies and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.