Professional Development Resources for Faculty Developers

What Does a Faculty Developer do?

Vancouver Island University Teaching and Learning program refers to a faculty developer as an educational developer, being a sub-discipline of higher education research and practice. They further outline who does this type of work and what they actually do. In essence, a faculty developer provides professional development for the faculty profession by offering continual learning opportunities in teaching and learning across the entire university. The faculty developer profession involves many aspects such as teaching, research and social service. They help promote scholarship in faculty development to ensure that research informs practice. Their goal is to develop strategies to lead change, collaborate across institutions and international borders, and work together to share lessons in research and practice.

To gain more insights about the practice of this profession, read Higher Education Today: ACE, Faculty Development as an Authentic Professional Practice.

Curated list of Best Practices in Teaching and Learning

National Organizations (Information, Networking and, Professional Development Opportunities)

Community Engagement & Service Learning

International Organizations and Opportunities

Journals and Newsletters