The Knighted Faculty program is a year-long cohort designed to provide interested faculty members with comprehensive training in principles of teaching and student learning. In-depth training will be provided in the areas of integrated course design, assessment and feedback, student learning and motivation, teaching pedagogies, and course climate and classroom management.
The program begins with an asynchronous online course that will be completed during the fall semester. Participants then participate in the Teaching Squares peer observation program, as well as two other FCTL customary program offerings over fall/spring, such as Teaching & Learning Days, a book club, a faculty learning community, or the Holiday Retreat. The final deliverable will be a product that focuses on teaching critical thinking, or higher-order thinking, either with or without a specific discipline in mind. There will be some synchronous online meetings throughout the year to debrief and integrate their discoveries.
There is a separate parallel track for online instructors. They complete the asynchronous online course and participate in Teaching Squares for two semesters. Then, they complete CDL’s Quality Online Course review. They end with the same final deliverable.
While this program does not provide funding or stipends, participants earn Badgr credentials for completing each component–this can be stored and displayed across many social media and networking sites.
The program is open to instructional faculty (teaching SCHs) from any discipline.
To register, please complete the form at https://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9viUmSHM2BOTS0m by 11:59 p.m. on September 15, 2022.