AGS Provides Faculty Development Workshop

The College of Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) strives to provide students with quality instructors who are highly educated, spiritually committed, and experienced in their career fields. As part of that mission, 140 faculty attended the summer development workshop held on Saturday, August 3 to receive continued education and training.

“These workshops give faculty an opportunity to hear about the University’s overarching mission and interact with colleagues in addition to developing their professional skills for teaching and mentoring students,” said Heidi Frederick, Assistant Vice President and Dean for AGS.

Instructors broke into disciplines to discuss the vision for their programs. Later the professors selected a workshop in various education topics including: Teaching Orientation Courses, Finding and Using Electronic Resources, Writing and Using Curriculum, Leading and Managing Classroom Discussions, and Nurturing Students.

“I am privileged to take part in the empowerment and development. OCU is a professor friendly place to teach because of the liberty in the classroom to merge your profession and your faith. With this merger there is enthusiasm and excitement with the student and the teacher,” Affiliate Professor Scheherazade Daniels said.