Professional Development

Faculty Learning Community

A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) offers a cross-disciplinary group of 10 to 12 participants the opportunity to study pedagogical topics of shared interest in an in-depth, ongoing, scholarly, and systematic manner. FLC participants delve into existing research on their common area of inquiry, then design and pursue projects that require them to apply and test new ideas about student learning.For more information contact the Office of Faculty Development or call 269-387-0732.

Learning Communities

New Faculty Seminar

The New Faculty Seminar is an academic year-long endeavor that seeks to orient new faculty to Western Michigan University. New faculty engage with speakers and seasoned faculty on a variety of topics. Sessions run mid-September through mid-April. For more information please contact the Office of Faculty Development or call 269-387-0732.

New Faculty Seminar

Peer Observation Program

This program is for pre-tenured and tenured faculty who are interested in developing their classroom techniques, skills, and abilities. Peer observation is about becoming aware of what you are and are not doing in the classroom. Your peer observer can give you specific advice about techniques that can improve your performance. They will also help you set goals for yourself, based on a discussion of your strengths and areas of growth. For further information contact the Office of Faculty Development or call 269-387-0732

Peer Observation Program

Summer Teaching Institutes

The Office of Faculty Development offers a variety of Summer Teaching Institutes. These week-long seminars allow faculty to delve into new topics and techniques during the summer when time is more plentiful. Recent topics include "Gaming the Classroom" and "Flip Your Class."  For more information contact the Office of Faculty Development or call 269-387-0732.

Summer Teaching Institutes