University of Southern Indiana
Faculty Development
  • Christopher Garrett
    Dr. Christopher Garrett
    Associate Professor of English
    Director of Faculty Development
    University Center East 2260
    Phone: 812/461-5476

The primary purpose of faculty development is to provide support to faculty in the improvement of teaching (including advising), scholarship, and leadership development.

Responsibilities of the director include:

  • Supervise all activities of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (formerly the Center for Academic Creativity).

  • Collaborate with the Office of the Provost, college deans, department chairs, program directors and faculty members.

  • Chair the Advisory Board which sets the faculty development agenda for each academic year.

  • Organize workshops, seminars, and presentations for and by faculty for the purpose of development in teaching, scholarship, and leadership.

  • Work with the Council of Department Chairs and Program Directors to develop leadership seminars and workshops for department chairs and program directors.

  • Organize and maintain orientation programming for new faculty members.

  • Foster innovation in support of student learning.

  • Work closely with Information Technology in promoting use of technology as well as Distance Learning delivery.


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