New Faculty Resource Guide

Faculty Development

Dedicated to "significant issues in teaching and learning," the Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment offers an array of professional development opportunities. This 2008-2009 Academic Year finds Creighton's faculty opening lines* of inquiry into teaching, student learning, and assessment of on-line curricula; a deliberative reflection on personal and professional formation; and the sharing of university-level assessment outcomes. More...

* Pat Hutchings (2000) Opening Lines: Approaches to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Time-out for Lunch

The Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment hosts the Time-out for Lunch, one of the many development opportunities available to the Creighton community. Each 60-90 minute session is designed to allow in-depth coverage of a topic along with discussion among the facilitator and the participants. Lunch is provided. If you are interested in attending, registration is necessary. Contact Michele King at mking@creighton.edu or 280-1190.

Multi-Session Workgroups

Each semester the Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment hosts Multi-Session Workgroups which are designed to allow in-depth coverage of a topic along with discussion among the workgroup leader and the participants. The multi-session groups will be scheduled to fit the participants' calendars. To find out more about the current workgroups contact Michele King, 280-1190 orĀ  mking@creighton.edu.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants

During the Spring 2009 semester, the Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment (AEA) is requested proposals for 2009 grants to support newly initiated or "early stage" assessment of student learning and/or Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) faculty development projects. More...

Grant Program Goal/Purpose: The goal of the Grant Program is to encourage and facilitate the development and creation of findings relevant to the assessment of student learning, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, or research relevant to the work of the AEA office (e.g., institutional research, assessment and accreditation, service learning). The purpose of this grant program is to provide "seed money" for a work in its early stages or a developing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project.

Eligibility: Grants, of $500 - $2000, are awarded competitively to fund projects led by individual faculty members or collaborative teams. Examples of suitable projects for funding include (a descriptive, but not inclusive list):

  • Study of the impact of "X" (e.g., service-learning, experiential, distance) pedagogy on student learning
  • Comparative studies of distance and face-to-face venues on student learning outcomes
  • Research support for the analysis of student learning outcome data (e.g., course-, program- or college/school-level assessment), particularly as it is used to modify teaching and learning activities
  • Development of an assessment project into a SoTL paper
  • Development of rubrics to assess student learning in or across a variety of teaching sites (i.e., classroom, clinic, service-learning site, on-line instruction)