Faculty Commons for Excellence in Teaching
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 password.
Program chairs are now invited to send their SLOAR reports to this email address by May 5 at 9 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Click here.
Faculty Meeting Minutes
Academic Publications, Rosters, Meeting Schedules
Faculty at Ferrum have many opportunities to continue their professional growth. Click each link below for specific information:
- Incoming Faculty Program
- Campus Faculty Development Sessions
- Off-campus Faculty Development Opportunities
- FUSE! Grant Materials
- Institution Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects Research at Ferrum College
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 Grants – Application
- Faculty Professional Development Fund (Original) – Application
- Faculty Professional Development Fund, Category Two – Application
- Summer Curriculum Development Grant – Application
- Summer Faculty Research Grant – Application
- Cheatham Fellowship – Application
- Faculty Scholar Program – Application
- APPLICATION Drop box
- Faculty Development Final Report Form
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
- SoTL Faculty Learning Community
- Faculty Learning Community
- iPad Initiative
- Faculty Book Club
- Quality Enhancement Plan
- General Education Revisioning
Essential resources to develop current technological approaches for college-level teaching and learning
- Panther Portal Help Short Demonstrations for Fulltime and Adjunct Faculty
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.