Faculty Development

Mission

Faculty Development at UNLV promotes the professional development of all UNLV educators, researchers and other academic professionals through a program of research, consultation, events and resources. Many campus units, academic and administrative, are working in collaboration to provide the center’s services, along with an expanded team of Faculty Development Fellows (see Faculty Development: People).

Services in 2018-2019 focus primarily on the following needs defined by faculty survey respondents, as well as faculty representatives who advised the creation of the center:

  • Career planning
  • Teaching development
  • Research support

A Faculty Development Commons space in Beam Hall, opening in the spring of 2019 will be a hub for UNLV's faculty community, providing a welcoming lounge space, a quiet work area, small meeting rooms, practice teaching space, individual and small-group consultation space and other faculty development resources and information.

A calendar of events is below. Request information about specific services and resources here.

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Values

Faculty development and research services are:

Research-Based

We promote practices that are grounded in research on students’ learning and faculty success in higher education contexts. In addition, we assess the impact of our services and publish evidence about our own best practices that can inform faculty development even beyond UNLV.

Responsive to the Needs of UNLV's Teaching Community

A wide variety of faculty and academic professionals teach and advise UNLV students and conduct research at UNLV. Our services and resources are designed to support their work.

Supportive of Teaching, Learning, and Research in a Public, Minority-Serving, Top Tier University Context

Confidentiality

To fulfill these goals, providers of Instructional Development and Research services must offer a trustworthy environment to members of the UNLV teaching community. We follow the Ethical Guidelines for Educational Developers developed by the national POD Network in Higher Education, and we will release the name of a participant only upon the participant's request. We aim to model inclusive excellence in all our work and we invite suggestions from all members of the UNLV community.

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