Friday, May 12, 2017

Professors are hired to teach, but few are ever taught how - Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive

A recurring theme across several sessions at the AACC meeting was the idea that professors are hired to teach, but few are ever taught how to do so. Presenters attempted to tackle this theme from a number of different angles. “When you’re constantly adding new concepts and ideas, you’re also weeding out archaic ideas,” Holland said. And regarding the concern that a huge investment in faculty development would lead to an exodus of faculty from the college to leadership positions at other institutions, he said, “It is better for us to train them and lose them than not train them and keep them.” “We need to prepare our faculty to prepare our students to do that other stuff [in the mission statement] that we’ve spent all that time working through,” said Jennifer Lanter, Dean General Studies Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, WI.

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