Community Engagement

Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

A faculty-driven body dedicated to promoting, facilitating and honoring excellence in teaching and learning throughout Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Mission

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is a faculty-driven body dedicated to promoting, facilitating and honoring excellence in teaching and learning throughout Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Goals and Objectives

1. Faculty Professional Development: The Center provides professional development opportunities for both full-time and part-time faculty in the use of research-based instructional strategies and instructional support technology.

              Examples:

              New Faculty Institute
              International Conference for College Teaching and Learning
              Scholars Round Table
              Partners with Academy for Professional Development (AFPD)

2. Support of Faculty Research: The Center provides support for faculty-initiated classroom research that enhances the learning environment.

              Examples:

              Provides Learning Outcomes Enhancement Plan (LOEP) Workshops
              Assessment of Learning Outcomes Workshops
              Discipline-Specific Training
              Provides support for Learning Communities and Service Learning

3. Support of Faculty Awards and Recognition: The Center administers the faculty awards process to provide public recognition of excellence in teaching.

             Examples:

             Outstanding Faculty Awards
             Innovative Faculty Technology Award
             Endowed Chair Awards

Center's Organization

Now in its 25th year, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning remains strong in pursuing its mission of promoting, facilitating and honoring enhancement of teaching and learning. The Center’s primary programs include the Outstanding Faculty and Endowed Chair Awards, New Faculty Institute, New Faculty Mentoring, Master Teacher Seminar, campus-based faculty resource mentors, weekly campus-based and collegewide seminars and workshops, mini-grant program, and – through the Southeastern Center for Cooperative Learning – cooperative learning seminars.

The Center has also been active in co-sponsoring both the Online Professor Certificate Program with participation by Center members in both the Capstone event and Creating Optimum Learning Environments course for faculty enrolled in the program and the Online Course Development project, now in Phase III. The chair of the Center serves on the International Conference Committee and plans are being finalized for the 25th International Conference.