Inquiry Projects are
“faculty communities” focused on particular questions around big ideas. Faculty
communities will meet to discuss, problem solve, and share ideas focused on a set
of questions that they agree to explore. Groups will meet 5 times throughout the semester either
in-person or virtually via Zoom; schedules are set ahead of time and faculty apply
to a particular group knowing that they are expected to attend at least 4
meetings. Each community will have one to two facilitators.
Call for Facilitators
looking for 6-10 experienced facilitators for the Faculty Inquiry Projects. Facilitators
will be responsible for running individual Faculty Inquiry Projects with 5-10
faculty. Each facilitator will refine the inquiry area for their group, develop
a set of broad questions to explore, schedule meeting times, facilitate
discussions and present a final summary of their group’s accomplishments.
- Build experience facilitating faculty development
- Connect with new colleagues
a special consulting contract of $800 at the end of the project.
Facilitators must be available on December 4th and 11th from10:00-12:00 a.m. for preparation meetings. You may join in person or via Zoom.
If you are interested in being a facilitator, complete the form at the bottom of this page by Monday November 13, 2017.
** A call for participation will come after the facilitators are chosen.
Topic Areas for Inquiry Projects
- Examining Course Curriculum for Diverse Perspectives
- Increasing interaction in large courses
- Teaching a Writing Intensive Course
- Acclimating to teaching at CI
- Developing, Grading, and Managing Meaningful Course Assessments
- Flipping your Math based class
- Addressing sticky points in STEM courses
- Managing Difficult Conversations in the classroom
- Building facilitation skills for more productive discussions
- Opportunities for Mid-Career Development
- Re-energizing your research agenda
- Managing your writing process
- Turning teaching into scholarship
- Building local capacity for research & scholarship
- Managing your Career
- Setting & reaching goals for productivity and personal well being
- Defining your faculty brand: playing to your strengths while meeting expectations
- Mediation techniques for addressing conflict
- Balancing parenting and productivity
- Managing stress over the long haul