Reaching Those Faculty Not Easily Reached: How CTLs Can Improve Participation in Faculty Programming Through Faculty Innovators and Online Instruction

Charlie Sweet, Russell Carpenter, Hal Blythe


Though not often discussed in the field, a deep-seated problem exists in higher-education faculty development: the low percentage of discrete faculty participation (DFP). To raise the DFP, a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at a regional comprehensive university with severe personnel limitations developed two inter-related solutions, a Faculty Innovator program and an online system of phased professional development called Developing Excellence in Eastern’s Professors (DEEP).

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