School of Education - Accreditation Self-Study Report

Standard 5: Unit Facilitation of Professional Development

Both the institution and the unit value and encourage professional development to support faculty in their professional goals. Sabbaticals, reassignment for research or other scholarly activities and involvement in TPI working groups and focused teams are some of the avenues for ongoing professional development (Exhibit 5.4.e.2). Faculty members also receive professional development funds each year for professional and scholarly pursuits. In addition, a very active Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides a wide array of learning opportunities for faculty and staff (Exhibit 5.4.g.5).