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.
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.
2013-2014 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:
- New Faculty Grant
- Faculty Professional Development Fund (Original)
- Summer Curriculum Development Grant
- Summer Faculty Research Grant
- Cheatham Fellowship
- Faculty Scholar Program
Information concerning Faculty Professional Development Opportunities are located
in Section III of the Faculty Handbook (Hard copy, pp. 21 - 25; Online copy pp. 61 - 68.) 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 creation of the Tenure and/or Promotion dossiers and Mid-Tenure Review
Procedures and Guidelines are located in Section IV of the Faculty Handbook (Hard
copy, pp. 10 - 18; Online copy pp. 84 - 92). The link to the online Faculty Handbook may be found above on this page.