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Standard 5: Faculty Qualifications, Performance, and Development

1. Summary of faculty qualifications.

2. Licensure of school-based clinical faculty:

3. Instructional strategies used by faculty:

See poster session evidence and candidate work samples located in 321 Forcina Hall

Faculty model:

  • Constructivist approaches to teaching
  • Use of technology to enhance instruction
  • Collaborative teaming
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Development of appropriate assessments
  • Cooperative learning
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Conferencing with the students
  • Use of cultural simulation exercises: Guidelines and Grading Criteria
  • Use of a contextual cultural genogram: Guidelines and Grading Criteria

Instructional methods used:

  • Group and individual presentations
  • Class discussions
  • Role-plays
  • Debate
  • Lecture

Assessments used include:

  • Traditional tests and exams
  • Projects
  • Research papers
  • Audio-visual case review

Use of technology:

  • Tech support from Adaptive Technology Center
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Internet searches
  • Wikis
  • Blogs

4. Candidate evaluations of faculty teaching.

  • Documents maintained in the SOE Dean’s Office

5. Summary of faculty scholarly activities.

  • See AIMS for details
  • Samples of faculty scholarly works: Documents are located in 321 Forcina Hall. 

6. Summary of projects completed by faculty in service and/or collaboration with professional community (i.e., grants, evaluations, task-forces, provision of professional development, offering courses, etc.).

  • See AIMS for details

7. Promotion and tenure policies and procedures.

8. Faculty Evaluation:

9. Summary of student evaluations of faculty:

10. Professional development activities offered by the unit

Each faculty member is offered training using our Teaching Dispositions and Teaching Performance Assessment rubrics – which includes discussion of performance assessment, respect for diversity, technology and our conceptual framework.  TCNJ’s information technology (IT) office regularly offers workshops on using SOCS (our online course system), basic and advanced features of PowerPoint, and Office 2007, and other frequently used software programs.  IT also sponsors an annual conference on instructional technology every May.

11. Professional development activities in which faculty have participated:

9th Annual Instructional Technology Workshop – held May 14, 2008 – for
program information

Lunch n’ Learn I – held February 27th, 2008

Presentation: Simple Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom
Speaker:  Tabitha Dell’Angelo on Using Wiki’s to Enhance Student
Speaker:  Janet Mazur on Using SOCS to Assess Student Writing

Lunch n’ Learn II – held March 26th, 2008

Presentation: Innovative Ways to Use SOCS – introduced new tools, new
assessment features, and new ways of involving students
Speaker:  Craig Kapp from User Support Service and Lynn Braender from
School of Business

12. Unit policies related to professional development.