A Peer-Based, Dissemination Model of Professional Faculty Development: A Story


The goal of the peer-based, dissemination approach to faculty development is to have the faculty’s experiences and knowledge about teaching, student learning, scholarship, and academic life become more open, public, and available to colleagues, and to be used to build up both a body of knowledge about teaching and learning and a tradition of open exchange and support among the faculty. The author’s narrative is a practical meditation on a dramatic change in one faculty center’s theory and practice of professional faculty development, the Center for Teaching, Learning & Scholarship (CTLS) at Georgia Southern University. His story has implications for faculty development and for the creation, or re-creation, of faculty development centers and programs.