Faculty Commons for Excellence in Teaching is a one-stop site to support the Ferrum
faculty in their teaching excellence. Faculty may find here resources to support
them in their daily faculty responsibilities as well as those to expand their expertise
through faculty development opportunities and grant options.
For access to our advising resources, click here.
Ferrum has a robust, faculty founded assessment program. Every program undergoes
annual assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, prepares a Student Learning Outcome
Assessment Plan, aligns syllabi with a Curriculum Alignment Matrix, conducts course
assessment through Closing the Loop each semester, and archives syllabi for each semester.
Education Support Programs such as the Office of Academic Accessibility, Boone Honors
Program, the Academic Resource Center, and other programs also conduct annual assessment.
Ultimately, the Office of Academic Affairs conducts annual summative assessment and
synthesizes results. Links for all assessment resources can be found here and require a faculty ID and
Governance at Ferrum is a shared enterprise between faculty and administration. Currently, proceedings from the Curriculum Committee and the Academic Standards Committee
may be found here and require a faculty ID and password to access.
Faculty Information Literacy Toolkit for Use in Teaching
This information literacy toolkit is designed to support Ferrum College faculty in
embedding information literacy components into courses. Librarians at Stanley Library
have designed this content for you. The modules include sample learning outcomes,
mini-presentations, and exercises, which you can modify as needed for your course.
Academic Publications, Rosters, Meeting Schedules
Faculty at Ferrum have many opportunities to continue their professional growth.
Click each link below for specific information:
Professional Development Advisory Committee
Faculty at Ferrum have numerous opportunities to support their research and development
of pedagogical expertise. Faculty have the following opportunities:
Information concerning Faculty Professional Development Opportunities are located
on pp. 61-69 of the Faculty Handbook. The link to the online Faculty Handbook is located above on this page.
Faculty Development Initiatives
Essential resources to develop current technological approaches for college-level
teaching and learning
A collection of current readings and resources to support teaching and learning
Promotion and Tenure
Statement from the College Catalog
Guidelines for of the Tenure and/or Promotion process and Mid-Tenure Review Procedures
and Guidelines are located in the Faculty Handbook, pp. 84-97. The link to the online Faculty Handbook may be found, above, on this page.