Palm Beach State College’s Center for Teaching and Learning offers numerous opportunities for faculty to explore innovations in teaching and learning and maximize their teaching potential:
Faculty can meet one-on-one with a faculty developer to address teaching challenges. Topics include, but are not limited to: innovative teaching methods, classroom management, grading approaches, assignment creation, course calendar creation, and evidence-based learning and teaching. Consultations are confidential and can be one-time or ongoing. Contact your faculty developer Matt Klauza for more information.
One-time workshops as well as 3-part workshop series covering the Pillars of Instructional Excellence. If you're a faculty member interested in presenting, contact your faculty developer Matt Klauza for more information.
Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
Faculty groups dedicated to specific areas of the Pillars of Instructional Excellence who gather information and resources to create and expand professional development workshops and certificates at Palm Beach State College. If you're interested in joining a PLC, contact faculty developer Matt Klauza for more information.
Faculty reading groups centered on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and application of scholarship to teaching and learning at PBSC.
Coffee with a Professor
These events will provide students with opportunities to meet professors over coffee in a casual setting for informal mentoring and relationship building.
Course Design and Re-Design
Assistance for faculty teaching courses new to them or seeking to re-design a course they currently teach to better align components of the course with learning outcomes and improve student learning.
Student Focus Groups
Information gained in student focus groups will help to inform faculty of effective inclusive practices, as as inform the CTLE of contents and needs for future programming.
Developed from the University of Tennessee program, this program is designed for faculty to come together in a comfortable space (over tea) to discuss the specific issues on the topic of diversity, with a consistent focus on student success.
These events are held for faculty to listen to students' challenges and successes. These events host groups of students, including Title V populations, to identify and explore challenges and obstacles they face.
Faculty Discussion Groups
Informal, casual meetings focused on faculty-chosen topics surrounding teaching, learning, academic issues, and the life of a professor.
The Stewart Award is given to professors who demonstrate effective engagement strategies. In 2019-20, Dr. Anita Kaplan will meet with a Faculty Development Action Team who will revisit and refresh the award to align with the Pillars.