Professional Development Opportunities

McKendree University offers a variety of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff to help them "Make their Mark" in the classroom.

  • Teaching for Excellence (T4E) Workshops focused on teaching and best practices in August, January, and May (The T4E Workshop in May focuses on assessment.)

  • Brown Bag Lunch Series about topics of general academic interest each Wednesday at noon. Every other week's Brown Bag is sponsored by the Social Justice and Equity Committee.

  • Fall Teaching for Excellence Teaching Circles where faculty join a small group of faculty to visit classes and discuss

  • Spring Teaching for Excellence Teaching Book Study where small groups of faculty read and discuss a teaching book

  • Technology Workshops hosted by information technology and educational technology

  • Service Learning Workshops hosted by the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service

  • New Full-time Faculty Orientation

  • Advisor Training (twice per year for faculty and staff advisors)

  • School and Division faculty development opportunities

  • Webinars 

  • Research Sabbaticals for full-time faculty

  • Division Chair Workshops for current or new division chairs

  • Academic Planning Retreat for full-time faculty and select staff each May hosted by the Provost
  • Make Your Mark Boot Camp for full- and part-time faculty each May that focuses on one aspect of teaching