The Faculty Developer is responsible for supporting TCU faculty (fulltime, adjunct, graduate instructors, and teaching assistants) particularly in their teaching. This position works collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide support and training enhances the teaching and learning experience and is responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating projects and activities that are responsive to faculty needs assessments, as well as the vision, direction, and priorities of the center.
1. Ensures programming reifies TCU commitment to student-centered and inclusive academic excellence.
2. Plans, schedules, and provides robust, multi-faceted programming for faculty (full-time, part-time, and graduate assistant/instructors) that (1) enhances faculty teaching and student learning; (2) addresses the changing needs of students; (3) attends to the intersection of course design, learning technologies, and student-centered approaches to teaching; and (4) strengthens faculty efficacy and effectiveness with educational technologies including the learning management system.
3. Provides faculty have options for support (1) online 24/7, (2) during the workday, and (3) as scheduled events and opportunities.
4. Offers in person and virtual support for faculty including workshops, observations, and consultations.
5. Maintains records and collects data on all programming and conducts needs assessments that identify faculty support needs and seeks continuing improvement of Koehler Center faculty development activities.
6. Trains and supports faculty and staff on Learning Management System and various educational technology applications.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Master's degree.
• 2 years of experience in faculty development and training in higher education.
• Background in higher education classroom teaching
• Doctoral degree focused on pedagogy, andragogy, heutagogy or related field of study.
• Faculty training and development experience.
• Knowledge of current issues in higher education and academic disciplines.
• Knowledge of theory and practical understanding of faculty support and development in relations to student achievement.
• Knowledge of learner-centered pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy.
• Knowledge of and ability to utilize strong oral and written communication skills.
• Skill in the use of Microsoft Office, Windows, Macintosh and Learning Management System.
• Skill in writing, communication and presentation techniques.
• Skill in customer service techniques.
• Skill in some or all components of Learning Management System, Microsoft Office; Microsoft Windows and Macintosh navigation.
• Skill in creative thinking
• Ability in interpersonal communication techniques.
• Ability to draft grammatically correct correspondence.
• Ability to lead faculty development training.
• Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to work independently and with a team.
• Ability to troubleshoot, evaluate and make recommendations to improve operations.
• Ability to develop and design course content and teaching solutions.
• Ability to clearly communicate orally and in writing.
• Ability to organize complex projects.
University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 20 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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