Center for Faculty Excellence
This resource explains each faculty competency and the associated behaviors for each competency. Use this information to guide your classroom instruction, complete your annual self-assessment, and in professional development planning and engagement.
Takes in both faculty members' proactive and responsive style in communicating with students as well as their participation in research and university service.
Reflects the instructors' teaching skills in the online environment and takes into consideration their ability to encourage critical thinking, help students to see multiple viewpoints, encourage them along a path of continual improvement, and keep up to date with developments in teaching and learning.
Faculty members' response in the learning process: is it constructive, detailed and timely? Is it open-minded and receptive to student responses?
Faculty members' role in the evaluation of student work, including the setting of expectations with students, how the student's work is evaluated and that evaluation communicated.
Adhering to the highest ethical standards and scholarly codes in practicing their academic freedom, respecting the privacy of their students and protecting the intellectual property of others that might be infringed upon through copyright violation or plagiarism.
Using instructional techniques that support international students in the classroom.
Professional activities that integrate various forms of scholarship enabling faculty members to create new knowledge through research, interpret knowledge across disciplines, examine teaching models to achieve optimal learning, and work to solve problems within the profession and across society.
Instruction and mentoring roles are directed toward preparing students as agents of social change.