Professional Development


Cengage, NISOD Partner on Adjunct PD

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development has partnered with Cengage Learning on a slate of professional development resources for adjunct faculty and administrators.

Making Waves of Innovation — A Model from Pepperdine University

Many higher education institutions are working on initiatives to maintain a culture of creativity and innovation even in difficult economic times. CT spoke with Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives Lee Kats, to learn about Pepperdine University's Waves of Innovation model.

Core Principles, Best Practices, Tips, and More — Revising a Popular Resource Guide for Teaching Online

Judith Boettcher gives CT a heads-up about the upcoming revision of The Online Teaching Survival Guide.

Indiana U Formalizes Active Learning Efforts With 'Mosaic' Project

Indiana University has placed an official wrapper around its active learning experimentation. The institution recently launched the "Mosaic Active Learning Initiative," a project that encompasses services and strategies to support faculty and students using this type of classroom and instructional approach.

4 Institutions Share in $4.99 Million Grant To Improve Teacher Evaluations

A coalition of education institutions has won a five-year $4.99 million grant from the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences to look into how state school systems can drive instructional improvement with teacher evaluations.

Fine Tuning the Focus — 25 Years of Campus Computing

Kenneth Green draws on 25 years with The Campus Computing Project to reflect on higher ed's IT priorities.

Stanford PERTS Intros Mindset Kits for Educators

Stanford University's Project for Education Research that Scales has introduced a set of free online resources, dubbed the Mindset Kit, designed to help educators and parents understand how to help students develop learning mindsets.

U Wisconsin Opens Leadership Program to All Higher Ed Institutions

The University of Wisconsin (UW) System has opened its UW Leadership Development Program to staff members of all public and private higher education institutions in the United States.

Maryville U Student iPad Program Boots Up Professional Development

A 5,000-student St. Louis university is ramping up a new tablet program.

Penn State Course Helps Online Instructors Understand Needs of Military Students

A faculty development team at Pennsylvania State University has introduced a short training course specifically to help instructors learn how to support military students in their online courses.

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