The mission of the Iona College Center for Faculty Development is to develop and provide programs that promote an atmosphere of faculty growth, cultivate reflective practices on all aspects of faculty life, and support them in their pedagogic, scholarly, and service roles at the College.
Established in 2014 as a means of developing faculty as members of the Iona community and within the various activities that constitute their professional lives as teachers and scholars, the Iona College Center for Faculty Development offers programming throughout the academic year that seeks to address the needs of faculty no matter the stage of their careers and follow the best practices of the profession.
This semester's programming includes:
Junior Faculty Open Classroom Program – A way for junior faculty to open their classrooms to other junior faculty and share pedagogic practices, concerns, and techniques that not only build the teaching community at Iona, but foster the interdisciplinary connections that will build curriculum at Iona in the near and distant future.
Sponsored Scholarship Conference – A one-day on-campus conference which invites all faculty who were supported for faculty travel to present their work to the Iona community. A chance to give back to the academic community that supported their research and travel.
Examples of other recent programming include:
Faculty Fridays – Faculty meet for informal discussions impacting their professional lives, including promotion and tenure, service opportunities and pedagogic practices.
Writing Retreat – Once a semester, faculty are invited to spend quiet time in a welcoming space to focus their time and energy on current writing projects in a collegial atmosphere.
Grading Retreat – No better way to end the semester than by devoting time to finishing up final grades. Whether papers, exams, lab reports, or your own unique assignments, your grading will get finished in a festive community atmosphere with faculty from across campus.