Instructor Training and Development

Guided by an understanding of adult development, the authors suggest strategies for designing and presenting a comprehensive faculty development program in support of the first-year seminar. Chapters focus on the organization of one-shot and ongoing development efforts, content for training programs, evaluation as a development activity, and strategies for recruiting and maintaining a dedicated instructor team. While focused on the first-year seminar, the volume offers useful insight for anyone charged with designing faculty development initiatives for first-year instructors.

Other volumes in the series:
Volume I: Designing and Administering the Course
Volume III: Teaching in the First-Year Seminar
Volume IV: Using Peers in the Classroom
Volume V: Assessing the First-Year Seminar

These are also available as a Five Volume Set

Table of Contents:

List of Figures

Notes on the Series—Tracy L. Skipper, Series Editor


Chapter 1: The Need for Instructor Training and Development

Chapter 2: Organizing for Success

Chapter 3: Applying Theory and Research About Learning to Instructor Training and First-Year Seminars

Chapter 4: The Content of First-Year Seminar Training

Chapter 5: The Role of Evaluation in Instructor Training and Development

Chapter 6: Building and Sustaining an Instructor Corps for the Seminar

Chapter 7: Recommendations and Concluding Thoughts

Appendix A: Syllabus: The Teaching Experience Workshop

Appendix B: Online Resources for Instructor Training and Development


Reviews & Endorsements

“Their argument for the importance of teacher training in higher education … is incredibly timely and effective; it provides a solid foundation for advocates of faculty development to use in future research or to begin a conversation about this topic on their campuses.”
- Journal of College Orientation and Transition