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Faculty Development Committee Minutes (November 8, 2012)

ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Meeting of November 8, 2012

Call to order: 12:35 pm

Present: K. Donnell, K. Gentles-Peart, C. Murphy, T. Wright

Agenda

  1. Ideas for improving pedagogy at RWU.
  • Most members liked the idea of organizing and implementing a Faculty Learning Community (FLC). This is a semester or yearlong formal program that organizes seminars, workshops and social events that cater to a specific cohort at the University, or address a specific pedagogical need in the general University community.
  • There is a lot of information on this. A link to one of the many sites is provided here (http://www.units.muohio.edu/flc/whatis.php).
  • However, we agreed that we wanted to create an enduring program, which would require funding. We are investigating two options for funding:
    • Partnering with the Provost’s office (a meeting is being arranged to this effect)
    • Seeking grants that groups of faculty could apply for (the help of the Sponsored Programs office has been solicited in this regard)

Adjourned: 1:19 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Kamille Gentles-Peart, Chair

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