A career in teaching takes not only discipline knowledge, but consistently growing
and gaining a greater understanding of pedagogy (approach to teaching) and andragogy
(adult learning). New Faculty Academy's focus is ensuring that in your first year
of teaching you can build your first professional development foundation at Pikes
All new faculty attend the one-year academy that focuses on pedagogy, PPSC students, and campus resources. Faculty attend trainings, read about, and gain a greater understanding of teaching in the higher education classroom whether they are in person, online (asynchronously), remote (synchronously), hybrid, and hyflex settings.
Technology has long been a part of our lives and learning how to use it well makes
our work as educators streamlined and efficient. CETL offers support for teaching
technology in the classroom, which includes software and teaching remote and hyflex
PPSC uses Office 365 that includes apps such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint, and OneNote. These programs can help to support your teaching, streamline projects, organize department shells, store data, and much more!
Remote and hyflex courses at Pikes Peak are structured to have the instructor and students are in a web conference environment such as Zoom or WebEx (and the classroom in hyflex) synchronously. A highly inclusive and interactive environment is important for any classroom, including those run in this virtual environment. Trainings focus on both the classroom technology and important approach to teaching inclusively in this structure.
If your program is seeking to grow in this area, CETL is here with technology training and best pedagogical practices for these course types!
CETL offers High Impact Practices workshops throughout the semester, which include sessions on:
CETL understands that one size does NOT fit all when it comes to Professional Development. The PAGE program was specifically designed with part-time instructors in mind. We all have different needs, interests, academic disciplines, and ideas about teaching. This means that you choose: