Faculty Development Day

Archive 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
An entire afternoon dedicated to faculty development activities

The day will start with the annual Welcome to New Faculty. At noon, ALL Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty are invited to the Faculty Luncheon and Faculty Development Workshop, followed by the Annual Student and Faculty Awards. The following is the schedule for the day.

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New Boonshoft SOM Faculty Only:

11:00 - 12:00: Welcome to New Faculty
(fully affiliated faculty, hired after July 1, 2006)
Meet the Deans: Dean Howard Part, Executive Associate Dean Margaret Dunn and the Associate Deans for Academic Affairs, Faculty & Clinical Affairs, Research Affairs and Student Affairs

All Boonshoft SOM Faculty:

12:00 - 1:00: Faculty Luncheon
"The Joy and Responsibility of Teaching Well", by L. Dee Fink
During this presentation, Dr. Fink will discuss four issues we, as educators, need to re-examine in order to make significant improvements in our teaching:

  1. what we teach
  2. how we teach
  3. how we "gear up" to teach
  4. who we are

1:00 - 4:15: Faculty Development Workshop
"Integrated Course Design: Creating Significant Learning Experiences", by L. Dee Fink
Dr. Fink will present a new model, Integrated Course Design that shows why much of what we are currently doing is good, but it also identifies what we could add to our teaching that would make it even more powerful.

  1. Examine the place of instructional design in the "big picture" of teaching
  2. Take a close look at what each of us really wants our students to learn
  3. Systematically work through a new model of instructional design that will enable us to "design high quality learning into our courses
    • identify the important situational factors and learning goals for courses or units of teaching
    • determine appropriate feedback and assessment tools
    • integrate teaching/learning activities into a class/course/clerkship
    • apply the principles of significant learning to instructional strategies

View Dr. Fink's "Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning."

View Dr. Fink's "What Is Significant Learning?"


Photo of Dr. L. Dee Fink.

Dr. L. Dee Fink is a nationally recognized expert on college teaching and faculty development. In 1979 he founded the Instructional Development Program at the University of Oklahoma and served as its director until his retirement in 2005. He was also president of the POD Network (Professional and Organizational Development) in Higher Education. At the present time he works as a national consultant in higher education. He is the author of "Creating Significant Learning Experiences" and co-editor of "Team-Based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching".