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The Office of Faculty Development

FDEV Advisory Board

Faculty Development Advisory Board Purpose

The purpose of the Faculty Development Advisory Board is to advance the Faculty Development mission by providing strategic advice and recommendations on programming to the Faculty Development Director.

Faculty Development Advisory Board Membership

Faculty Development voting members include:

Faculty Development voting members include:

  • One representative from each College (AGR, BSS, BUS, CME, ECC, HFA, NSC). The Colleges of AGR, BSS, and BUS will serve terms beginning in even number years, the Colleges of CME, ECC, HFA, and NSC will serve terms beginning in odd number years. The Faculty Development Advisory Board Chair will contact the Deans to request faculty participation on the Advisory Board and explain the faculty duties and responsibilities. Deans are invited to contact faculty in their College to inquire about possible interest in serving on the Advisory Board. The Faculty Development Advisory Board Chair shall ensure that at least one member of the Advisory Board shall be from each rank (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) to allow for diverse needs to be addressed and discussed.
  • One representative from the Academic Senate (the member will be appointed by the Academic Senate Executive Committee).
  • One representative from the Meriam Library (appointed by the Dean of the library in consultation with the faculty).
  • One representative from the Technology and Learning Program (appointed by the TLP lead).
  • One lecturer (invited by Deans, rotating alphabetically among Colleges annually).
  • One Dean (appointed by the Provost).
  • One representative appointed by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).
  • Faculty Learning Community/Program Leads (see recusal policy).

With the exception of Faculty Learning Community/Program Leads (who serve during their time as Leads) and lecturers (who serve annually), members are appointed for two years, and the appointment can be renewed. In the case of multiple unexcused absences, the Faculty Development Advisory Board Chair can re-recruit for that position.

Member recruitment shall happen in April and the new Advisory Board members will attend the final meeting of the year and will participate in the Chair election.  The Faculty Development Advisory Board Chair is elected by the Advisory Board members at the final meeting of each academic year for a 1-year appointment, which may be renewed. The Faculty Development Advisory Board Chair has the responsibility to recruit the Advisory Board members as appointment deadlines approach, create the Advisory Board meeting agenda, facilitate the Faculty Development Advisory Board meetings, and serve as liaison to the Faculty Development Director. 

No Advisory Board member shall vote on any issue that affects them personally.

Quorum/Proxy

A quorum to conduct business shall consist of a majority of the voting members of the Faculty Development Advisory Board in attendance at a regular or special meeting of the Advisory Board.  Voting members of the Advisory Board shall assign their proxy to another member of the Advisory Board (with the exception of the Chair) when unable to attend an Advisory Board meeting because of a scheduled class or other work-related responsibility. Assignation of a proxy should be communicated via email and the Chair should be included in that communication. At times, Advisory Board members might be asked to vote electronically.

Voting Members’ Responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly meetings (2 hours each), teaching schedule permitting.
  • Serve as liaison with college/unit (disseminate information, solicit participation).
  • Serve on Faculty Development sub-committees.

Ex-officio (non-voting) members:

  • Director of Faculty Development.
  • Faculty Development Administrative Support Coordinator.

The Faculty Development Administrative Support Coordinator provides logistical support to the Faculty Development Advisory Board and records meeting minutes.

A non-voting member can vote on sub-committee recommendations.

Advisory Board Responsibilities

  • Set annual priorities, including allocation of funds, for Faculty Development in consultation with the Director of Faculty Development.
  • Review Faculty Development Grants and Awards in alignment with the Faculty Development mission, budget, and yearly priorities: Review/revise requests for proposals; review and rank submissions.
  • Advise the Faculty Development Director and support annual conferences and events, programs, themes, new initiatives, etc.
  • Advise and support other Faculty Development activities: suggestions for workshop topics, college- or other unit-specific services, etc.

Faculty Development Programming Guidelines

The Faculty Development Advisory Board advises the Faculty Development Director about the recruitment of program leads and contributes to the curriculum development of Faculty Development programming. All Faculty Development programs should include the following information in the call for applications: description and time commitment, amount of funding for the participants, objectives, deliverables, rubric for selection, deadlines.

Members of the University community are welcome to submit ideas for possible Faculty Learning Communities to be reviewed and approved by the Faculty Development Advisory Board. Guidelines for this process include:

  1. Clarify how the Faculty Learning Community aligns with the Faculty Development mission and the University Strategic Plan
  2. Identify sources of funding
  3. Provide a draft call for applications that includes the following elements: description and time commitment, amount of funding for the participants, objectives, deliverables, rubric for selection, deadlines, etc.

Timeline of Major Advisory Board Activities

September: Faculty Learning Community Leads selection for Spring
October: Faculty Learning Community call for applications (Spring Faculty Learning Communities)
November: Faculty Learning Community applications review (Spring Faculty Learning Communities)
December: Faculty Learning Community leads report to Faculty Development Advisory Board
January-February: Discussion about summer institutes/programs and leads selection
February: Faculty Learning Community Leads selection for Fall
March: Faculty Learning Community call for applications (Fall Faculty Learning Communities)
April: Faculty Learning Community applications review (Fall Faculty Learning Communities), Faculty Development Advisory Board member recruitment
April-May: Discussion about annual priorities and Faculty Development budget
May: Faculty Development Advisory Board Chair election, Faculty Learning Community leads report to Faculty Development Advisory Board.

FDEV Advisory Board Members

NAME

REPRESENT

Chiara Ferrari

Director of Faculty Development and QLT Campus Lead

Kim Jaxon

Chair of Faculty Development Advisory Board and Digital Pedagogy FLC Lead

Eddie Vela

Provost Designee

Ellie Ertle

First-Year Bootcamp

Garret Liles

Agriculture

Ghadir Ishqaidef

Business

Holly Nevarez

Chair Learning Community 

Josh Moss

Communication and Education

Kathy Fernandes

Technology & Learning Program

Kevin Patton

Chair Learning Community

Matt Thomas

Faculty Mentoring Program

Michelle Morris

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Nathan Heggins Bryant

Humanities and Fine Arts

Tiffani Anderson

Lecturer Representative

William Cuthbertson

Meriam Library

Zahrasadat Alavi

Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management