Utilizing Foundation Professors as a Resource to Enhance Faculty Development


By organizing faculty who have attained the new rank of Foundation Professor into a society, a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at a regional comprehensive university was able to utilize the group as a valuable resource to enhance the institution’s faculty development program in numerous meaningful ways. As Foundation Professors have attained excellence in teaching and scholarship at our institution, these outstanding faculty members are in an ideal position to share their experience, expertise, and knowledge to develop faculty at all levels. In this article, the authors share their experience designing CTL programming that enlisted the expertise of these excellent faculty.