DETC 85th Annual Conference
April 3-5, 2011
The Williamsburg Lodge * Williamsburg, VA
Faculty Development in the Internet Age
Ms. Mary Adams, American Sentinel University
Tuesday, April 5th *
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. * Colony Rooms D&E
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Faculty members are among the greatest resources of any academic institution. Faculty are the primary point of contact between the students and the institution, so keeping them engaged and interested through professional development, is good for the entire school. In this day and age of the Internet, your faculty can be in the office next door, or thousands of miles away so how do you create opportunities for professional development that meet the needs of your faculty and which don’t exceed your budget no matter how small it might be? The goal of this presentation is to share ideas for faculty (and staff!) development that are low on cost, high on return and which can serve both local and remote faculty. The benefits extend throughout the institution and include improved faculty satisfaction, student retention, cooperation among school employees and a stronger sense of community. This presentation may also introduce some training topics that you may not have considered as part of your faculty development plan.
Faculty Development in the Internet Age (PDF)
Ms. Mary Adams is the President of American Sentinel University. Prior to joining American Sentinel in 2004, Ms. Adams was the President of Aspen University for 16 years and is a co-founder of American Sentinel University. Ms. Adams has participated in more than 50 accreditation visits for DETC and others. She chaired the DETC Research and Education Standards Committee for several years, stepping down to serve as a Commissioner in 2008.
She has spoken at many DETC Conferences, Seminars and Workshops in the past. Ms. Adams has a Bachelor of Arts in History and an MBA from Aspen University. Ms. Adams received two DETC awards: the Distinguished Service Award in 1999 and the Distinguished Recognition Award in 2003 for her work on helping the DETC create its initial outcomes and student satisfaction policies.