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Faculty Development for The Richmond Endeavor

To add substance to the faculty-student relationship in The Richmond Endeavor communities, faculty members also serve as the academic advisor to all students in the community. Faculty members are required to attend a series of faculty development sessions prior to and while participating in the program. These sessions are meant to prepare faculty for their participation in the program, discuss best-practices, build community and support amongst the faculty, and provide faculty development on a number of topics central to the outcomes of The Richmond Endeavor.

Richmond Endeavor Faculty Development Timeline

May
(prior to teaching)

One-day workshop

August
(two weeks prior to semester)

Fall semester preparation meeting (2-2.5 hours)

Post-Fall Break
(while teaching)

Endeavor Faculty Lunch (1.5 hours)

Post-Spring Break
(while teaching)

Endeavor Faculty Lunch (1.5 hours)

Potential topics of faculty development could include:

  • How to incorporate the program learning outcomes into all aspects of the program (fall course, spring project, advising, Roadmap)
  • Best-practices around intentional academic advising
  • Creating meaningful spring projects
  • Incorporating experiential learning and develop critical thinking skills and applications, such as case studies, simulations, student-led discussions, debates, field trips, attending performances, lab or field work
  • Inclusive pedagogies that allow for greater equity and interaction within a diverse group of students
  • Incorporating student self-reflection through short reflective exercises, journaling, post-writes, etc.