Faculty Development

Faculty Development


All programs and sessions, unless otherwise noted in their descriptions, will take place in Room 2033 of the University Computing Center.

Academic Leadership Academy

The Academy is a year-long learning community in which the participants and facilitators meet weekly to engage with invited speakers, work through literature on leadership together, discuss specific situations in which leadership skills are used, and develop, implement, and troubleshoot leadership projects.

The Academy will meet on Thursdays, Fall & Spring Semester, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Fetzer Center.

Cool Tools for Teaching

Workshops will introduce faculty to a variety of high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech tools that can be used to enhance or complement current teaching methods.

In Spring 2015, Cool tools will be featured the first week in January, and during the summer in May and June, and August 2015.

Everyone Counts

The Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion joined forces to offer Everyone Counts. This program began in February 2010. These learning communities serve to equip faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff with the skills needed to implement course objectives and campus programming centered on diversity.

This program will be offered again in Fall 2014.

Faculty Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities are small groups of faculty (<10) who have expressed interest in learning more about a particular aspect of their instructional practices.  Faculty spend a year or so meeting regularly to engage in discussion and problem solving with one another, asking critical questions and devising new approaches based on their inquiry. 

Check back for more information about the 2014-2015 Faculty Learning Communities.

New Faculty Seminar

The New Faculty Seminar is an academic year-long endeavor that seeks to orient new faculty to Western Michigan University. New faculty engage with speakers and more seasoned faculty on a wide variety of topics.

The seminar will run every other Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:45 starting September 16th, 2014 until December 9th, 2014, and again from January 20th, 2015 until April 21st, 2015.

Sessions will take place in the Fetzer Center.





Office of Faculty Development
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5268 USA
(269) 387-0732