How Can I Measure My Faculty Development Center's Impact?
In an era of ever-tightening budget restrictions placed on universities and departments, no program or academic center is safe from cutbacks. This program prepares you to measure and articulate the value of your center in ways that matter to people who think about line items and dollar signs.
Measuring Impact - Can You Quantify the Value of a Faculty Development Center?
Faculty development centers are generally not cash cows.
Our work does not always slide easily into line items or factor clearly into financial decisions.
Just because faculty development centers do not typically operate under financial models that make it easy to demonstrate their worth does not mean you cannot prove that your center is essential to institutional success.
†In fact, you can communicate the value of your work in ways that matter to the people behind the budgets.
If youíre ready to show how instrumental and invaluable your centerís work is, youíll want to watch How Can I Measure My Faculty Development Centerís Impact?óa Magna 20-Minute Mentor video with Bruce Kelley, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and professor of music at the University of South Dakota.
Dr. Kelley understands that your priority is supporting and developing your faculty with accessible and desirable programming that leads to better teaching and improved student outcomes.
He also recognizes that increasing calls for accountability demand that you be able to demonstrate your value in fiscal terms.
In just 20 minutes he describes how to evaluate the impact of your faculty development center with simple and accessible data-driven tools and then use those results to communicate your centerís value to relevant campus constituents.
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Not every department or center on campus generates revenue, but every program needs to demonstrate its value.
You will learn how to determine which outcomes are relevant, how to measure them, and how to communicate your results in ways that prove your value Ė all in just 20 minutes.
How Can I Measure My Faculty Development Centerís Impact? presents real strategies Ė not just theoretical ideasóthat have worked at other institutions and that can work for you.
When you are finished with this program, you will know how to:
- Focus on outcomes (measures of impact) rather than outputs (measures of attendance or participation)
- Use a variety of measures to collect data related to your outcomes
- Use data thatís already being collected, either by your center or by the institution, rather than reinventing the wheel
- Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different types of data
- Use meaningful data to directly measure the impact of your center
- Communicate your centerís value, effectiveness and return on investment to pertinent campus constituents in relevant and appropriate language
Dr. Kelley incorporates numerous specific examples from his centerís annual report and strategic planning guide.
Bruce Kelley, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of South Dakota and Professor of Music in the College of Fine Arts. †
His research has been centered on pedagogy in higher education, as well as on music of the American Civil War. †He is the author of two books and numerous publications.
He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Nebraska Wesleyan University, and received a certificate from the Harvard Graduate School of Educationís Management Development Program.†
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