Presentation on theme: "New Faculty Orientation Needs Assessment Report"— Presentation transcript:
1 New Faculty Orientation Needs Assessment Report Conducted by: Scott BissellLead Instructional DesignerCenter for Faculty Excellence
2 Analysis ProcessCompared orientation to current competency model and instructor role expectationsReviewed participant feedback provided at end of orientation and follow-up provided after first course taughtGathered supervisor feedback through review section and surveyIncluded feedback from NFO instruction team from monthly meetings
3 Current Orientation Structure Orientation to Laureate and Walden using online resources, academic leader podcasts and Center overview self-paced modulesOverview of social change via reading and discussion questionsRole competencies trained through self-paced modules and discussion questionsTechnical skills with some use of role competencies are used in a practice classroomCompliance/regulatory training is done via self paced modules on FERPA and Academic IntegrityFED introduced via self-paced module and then data is entered as a requirementParticipants complete self-reflections through discussion questions and self-assessment
4 Current NFO Structure by Week Outcomes1 – Walden UniversityTrace the history of Walden from its early days and describe how that history was shaped by the founding vision.List the key features of the Walden Vision, Mission, and Goal statements.Analyze and find applications of “positive social change”.Locate key resource accessed from the Faculty Portal.Describe academic center functions and resources for students and faculty.2 – Walden University FacultyDetermine the values and commitments typical of Walden faculty membersExamine the faculty governance structure at Walden University and other policies in the Faculty Handbook and related policy resources.Describe the requirements and course descriptions of the program in which you will be working.Identify strategies to perform key instructional roles including:ensuring academic integrityfacilitating threaded discussionsbuilding critical thinking skills,Providing feedback on student work, and submitting grades.Assess the importance of instructor presence in the online classroom.3 – Walden University StudentsExplore the demographic data on Walden students and suggest implications of the data.Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to perform key instructional roles in working with adult learnersDescribe and model communication practices in working with international students fDescribe and model civil communication practices in the online environmentDescribe practices that encourage relationships with students that support their successEvaluate challenges that can arise in the online classroom and propose ways of addressing those challenges.4 – Next StepsIdentify quality initiatives that are in place to promote faculty excellenceList the various awards and recognitions for which you can nominate colleagues or be a recipient.Describe the faculty development opportunities available to Walden faculty members.Describe how a faculty member can become a part of the Walden community.Submit your information to the Faculty Expertise Database.Introduce yourself to your Program Director.
5 Current Orientation Opportunities OpportunityAcademic LeaderParticipant / InstructorAdditional student support groups (AA, textbooks, enrollment) informationGrading assignment using Turnitin and rubric (include tone)More emphasis on login requirementsImportance of learning outcomesPractice setting up classroomClarify senior colleague roleWhere policies may differ by collegeCompiled reference guide for Walden and teaching onlineManaging time in completing instructor tasks
6 University Updates Opportunities Assessing Learning Outcomes/competencies of participantsUpdated Faculty CompetenciesScholarship and Service not trainedEthics and values trained with FERPAEnhanced Blackboard functionality from scheduled upgradeUsing Self-assessment for additional developmentVideo previews for each week to introduce topics and address frequently asked questions about week assignments
7 CFE Faculty Development Model The Faculty Member as a TeacherThe Faculty Member as a Scholar and ProfessionalThe Faculty Member as a PersonAs defined by the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education
8 Orientation Learning Outcomes Comparison Current NFOProposed NFOExplore the university's history, mission, values, goals, and educational philosophyExplore the university's history, mission of social change, values, goals, and educational philosophyDefine Walden University’s current organizational and leadership structureSameDefine the roles and responsibilities of online instructorsDefine university and program policies and procedures used in teaching online and Walden's expectations for all facultyUse Walden instructor tools, student support resources and online classroom environmentUse Walden instructor tools, student support resources and online classroom environment to demonstrate the Walden faculty role.Explain organizational models, teaching methods and communication techniques that are effective in a distance learning environmentUse organizational models, teaching methods and communication techniques that are effective in meeting learning outcomes in a distance learning environmentDescribe steps to prepare classroom for a new termIdentify techniques to effectively manage time in performing the instructor role.Red text above indicates a revised or new learning outcome.
9 Revised Orientation Structure Laureate and Walden OrientationSocial change trained through self-paced module and build on learning through discussion questionContinue use of center self-paced modules and HR orientation modulesAdd content on other areas such as academic advising, college support team, field experienceSynthesize center learning through a discussion question with scenarios that relate to support resources from centerFaculty as Teacher competencies developmentContinue use of self-paced modulesSynthesize learning through focused discussion questionsAdd content around faster feedback techniques and toolsBlackboard practiceFirst set of activities will be through a classroom set up simulationSecond set of activities will be faculty as teacher competencies skills including facilitating a discussion, grading and assignment using Turnitin and other tools and techniques, and setting up groups optional activityProvide more on classroom best practices in BlackboardFaculty as Scholar and ProfessionalIntroduce Walden’s scholarship and service modelFaculty as a PersonDevelop a time management self-paced module for facultyProvide additional information about faculty support resources (HR content from self paced module)Overall Assessment and RigorSelf-assessment will be introduced sooner and be more future development oriented.
10 Proposed NFO Structure by Week Outcomes1 – Laureate and Walden UniversityExplore the university’s history, educational philosophy and current organizational leadership and structure.Review the key features of the Walden Vision, Mission, and Goal statements.List the key features of the Walden Vision, Mission, and Goal statements.Analyze and find applications of “positive social change” in student work.Locate key resources accessed from the Faculty Portal.Identify how academic center functions and resources support students.2 – Your Role and ResponsibilitiesDetermine the values, roles and commitments typical of Walden faculty membersExamine the faculty governance structure at Walden University and other policies in University policy resourcesIdentify resources and strategies to perform key instructional roles including:ensuring academic integrityfacilitating discussionsbuilding critical thinking skills,Providing feedback and assessing student work.instructor presence in the online classroom.Identify quality initiatives that are in place to promote faculty excellencePractice classroom set-up activities to prepare for student learning.3 Facilitating Student Learning OutcomesExplore the demographic data on Walden students and suggest implications of the data.Demonstrate key instructional skills in working with adult learnersDemonstrate communication practices in working with international studentsPropose strategies for handling challenges that arise in the online classroom.4 – Putting it all TogetherIdentify resources and techniques to effectively manage your time in performing the instructor role.Assess your own facilitators and barriers for Walden faculty competencies.Submit your information to the Faculty Expertise Database.
11 Assessing Learning Outcomes AssessmentExplore the university's history, mission of social change, values, goals, and educational philosophyAssessment in Introduction to Social Change self-paced moduleDiscussion question about social change claims by studentsDefine Walden University’s current organizational and leadership structureDiscussion question where participants will link scenarios to relevant support resourcesDefine the roles and responsibilities of online instructorsPolicies at Walden self-paced module quizFERPA self-paced moduleDiscussion question that verifies understanding of responsibilities.Define university and program policies and procedures used in teaching online and Walden's expectations for all facultyDiscussion questions that related including academic integrity, challenging student situations and instructor presence.Use Walden instructor tools, student support resources and online classroom environment to demonstrate the Walden faculty role.Classroom setup simulationClass facilitation and assignment grading simulationUse organizational models, teaching methods and communication techniques that are effective in a distance learning environmentDiscussion questions where participants connect teaching scenarios with effective pedagogy/andragogy and community building techniques.Identify techniques effectively manage time in performing the instructor role.Time Management Strategies self-paced module quizSelf-Assessment on faculty competenciesRed text above indicates a revised or new assessment.
12 Linking to First Year Faculty Training Plan Required Modules in Revised NFO Self-Paced ModuleCurrent NFOIntroduction to Social ChangeNot includedCenter for Student Success OverviewRecommendedCenter for Faculty Excellence OverviewCenter for Research Quality OverviewPolicies at WaldenAcademic IntegrityRequiredFacilitating Online DiscussionsCritical Thinking SkillsProviding Feedback to LearnersFERPA Module 1: What is FERPA?Building Relationships with StudentsBlackboard 9 for Walden FacultyEngaging Diverse LearnersPromoting Faculty Quality and ExcellenceHow to Enter Your Data into FEDFaculty Time Management Strategies???To be Developed
13 Linking to First Year Faculty Training Plan Post NFO Training Plan Self-Paced ModuleCurrent NFOOIRA OverviewRecommendedSubmitting Final GradesWorking with Adult LearnersBecoming Part of the Walden CommunityExploring Scholarship and Service at Walden UniversityNot IncludedParticipant Pool
14 Next StepsMayFinalize design approach through feedback sessions with CFE and Academic LeadershipConnect orientation outcomes and assessment to university metricsJune-JulyEngage faculty subject matter experts to flesh out content based on best practicesAugust - OctoberComplete development of course and pilot new versionLaunch revised NFOContact: