The following modules were developed by Texas Collaborative partner colleges to
provide resources for faculty members and professional development leaders.
NEW! Leadership through SWOT Analysis
This module, created by Russell Stowers of Del Mar College, provides an introduction to the process that is often the first step in strategic planning.
A SWOT analysis helps an organization, college, or department examine its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and then determine a course of action.
Why Faculty Development?
Enhancing Faculty Knowledge in the Community College
This module by Dr. John Murray, Professor of Higher Education Administration at Texas Tech University,
is designed to help you explore the reasons for implementing professional development programs at your
campus and ways to make these programs efficient and effective. The topics covered include the following:
- The Keys to a Successful Faculty Development Program
- The Need for a New Approach
- Ways to Cultivate Reflective Practices
- Ways to Develop Communities of Practice
- What to Look for in a Faculty Development Coordinator
- Evaluating Faculty Development
Transition to Administration: Preparing Yourself for Success
This module by Steven Bloomberg was written for faculty members embarking on the journey of becoming a community college administrator. It offers a brief introduction and thorough sections on:
- Strategic Planning
- Facilitating Effective Meetings
- Stress Management
Developing and Conducting
a Master Teacher Seminar: Texas Style
Developed by Dr. Don Bass of College of the Mainland, this module is designed for professional
development leaders interested in hosting their own Master Teacher Seminar. The module
uses "The Great Teaching Roundup" in Texas as its model. Topics such as design
elements, logistics, and facilitating the experience are addressed.