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Welcome & Mission Welcome & Mission
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Welcome to the Faculty Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Innovation at Curry College!

Opened in September of 2011, the launch of the Faculty Center has been made possible through the generous support of both the President and Trustees of Curry College and a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation, which was established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc. 

We invite you to browse the links here to find out more about our people, programs, and facilities.

The Faculty Center is located at 65A Atherton (#36 on the map).  Main number: 617.333.2101, email: facultycenter@curry.edu

Our mission is to engage faculty in diverse and effective professional development experiences, in anticipation of and response to faculty and institutional goals. We do this by offering the following programs, services, and initiatives to Curry College faculty:

  • Collaborative consultations with faculty on innovative approaches to teaching, research/scholarship, service, and leadership.

  • On-site opportunities to explore and learn (including emergent technologies), collaborate (in flexible, multi-use spaces), and explore (through both structured and open time).

  • Dissemination and networking of effective faculty practices and new ideas among individuals, academic areas, the College, and the Higher Education community.

  • Ongoing assessment of our effectiveness through multiple sources and kinds of evidence to improve and shape future work of the Center.

Elements of our Vision for the Faculty Center:

  • Centrality:

    At the heart of faculty work/life, and at the heart of the campus, we are an open resource and point of connection for all faculty, both in person and virtual.

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  • Integration:

    Providing a context of support for long-term, personalized professional growth and integration across multiple domains of faculty work, within and outside of the classroom, we offer a "third place" where achieving strategic objectives though new curricula and fostering learning go hand-in-hand.
     

  • Evidence:

    Grounding programs and processes in thoughtful analysis of evidence, we regularly draw upon research on best practices, student data, learning outcomes assessment, and assessment of what we do.

 

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The Innovation Lab is the office space where faculty can find a another place to get work done! There are desktops or laptops that can be used as well as a space where small groups can meet. It is also the place where we conduct some technology trainings. If you would like to book the Innovation Lab please call x2101 or email facultycenter@curry.edu. 

Who We Are Who We Are
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Susan Chang, Dean, Faculty Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Innovation

Main responsibilities include connecting Faculty Center priorities and directions with institutional objectives via Academic Affairs; collaborating with Excellence in Teaching and other Committees; overseeing Center operations, staff, and funding; supporting the training and professional development of Center personnel; assessing Center effectiveness; and reporting to stakeholders (faculty, senior staff, foundations and funding agencies, other external groups).

Heather Falconer, Faculty Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Writing Program

 

Christine Sacco, Senior Instructional Designer/Technologist

Christine works with faculty members to assist them with finding innovative ways to use technology to enhance their classes, thus positively influencing the student experience. This includes delivering training and providing support materials on pertinent instructional technologies, pedagogical approaches like the flipped classroom, and designing an effective Canvas site including but not limited to the hybrid/online environment. 

Jan Kenney, Administrative and Technology Assistant

Jan works with the Senior Instructional Designer to provide technology support to the Curry faculty.  She also supports the Dean of Faculty and all events at the Faculty Center.

For more information on Instructional Design and Technology visit the Instructional Design/Tech page. 

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