Offer professional development to promote a culture of evidence and to increase student engagement in the learning process.
Each campus is sponsoring 10 faculty participants (FT or PT) for this program. Each campus has an implementation team comprised of the Professional Development Manager, Senior Data Analyst and a Faculty Lead. Cohorts have participated in a kick-off session co-facilitated by CCSSE staff to explore how CCSSE survey data can be utilized to make decisions about classroom activities and student engagement. Each campus is responsible for sponsoring three follow-up activities or sessions to maintain momentum of the program. The focus of these sessions will be determined at the campus level by the cohort, but available to all faculty, all campuses. Faculty will develop plans to revise a course or implement an action research project that focuses on enhancing student engagement and success. These plans will be implemented in the Spring and shared at a System-wide capstone event. Faculty that have completed all phases of the professional development program will be listed in a "Research Fellow Directory" along with their project focus and serve as contacts and possible mentors for future faculty participants.