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Standard 5: Faculty Qualifications, Performance, and Development

Faculty are qualified and model best professional practices in scholarship, service, and teaching, including the assessment of their own effectiveness as related to candidate performance; they also collaborate with colleagues in the disciplines and schools. The unit systematically evaluates faculty performance and facilitates professional development.

5.4.a   Data table on qualifications of professional education faculty (This table can be compiled in the online template from data submitted for national program reviews or compiled in Excel, Word, or another format and uploaded as an exhibit. See Appendix D for an example.)

5.4.b   Data table on qualifications of clinical faculty (i.e., P–12 school professionals and professional education faculty responsible for instruction, supervision, and/or assessment of candidates during field experiences and clinical practice)

5.4.c   Policies and practices to assure clinical faculty meet unit expectations

5.4.d   Policies and samples of faculty scholarly activities

5.4.e   Summary of faculty service and collaborative activities in schools (e.g., collaborative project with school faculty, teacher professional development, and addressing the needs of low performing schools) and with the professional community (e.g., grants, evaluations, task force participation, provision of professional development, offering courses, etc.)

5.4.f   Policies, procedures, and practices for faculty evaluation (including promotion and tenure) and summaries of the results in areas of teaching, scholarship and service

5.4.g   Policies, procedures, and practices for professional development and summaries of the results

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 Education 102.

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 Canvas (online courseware system), basic and advanced features of PowerPoint, and Office 2013, 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.