25: Faculty Learning Communities: Assessment of FLC Faculty Development Outcomes

Results from the question, Estimate the impact of the community on you with respect to each of the following developmental outcomes. 1 indicates a very weak impact and 10 indicates a very strong impact. Number in parentheses is the ranking of this outcome over the years the question has been asked. Number on second line is mean for that outcome over the years the question has been asked.

Outcomes(Number of years surveyed) Listed in order of impact across all communities Junior Faculty Community (20 years) Senior Faculty Community(10 years) Difference Community (3 years) Cooperative Learning Community(1 year) Problem-Based Learning Community(1 year) Team Teaching Community(1 year) Technology Community (1 year)
 
1. Your interest in the teaching process (1) (1) (1) (3) (2) (1) (1)
8.6 8.7 8.5 9.6 8.3 7.8 8.4
 
2. Your perspective of teaching, learning, and other aspects of higher education beyond the perspective of your discipline (1) (2) (2) (10) (1) (3) (2)
8.6 8.4 8.4 7.7 8.6 7.6 8.0
 
3. Your comfort level as a member of the Miami University Community (4) (3) (8) (1) (6) (3) (4)
8.0 8.1 7.5 9.7 7.3 7.6 7.6
 
4. Your view of teaching as an intellectual pursuit (3) (4) (5) (3) (4) (8) (7)
8.2 8.0 7.8 9.6 7.6 6.6 7.3
 
5. Your understanding of and interest in the scholarship of teaching (5) (6) (5) (1) (6) (9) (3)
7.9 7.7 7.8 9.7 7.3 6.4 7.7  
 
6. Your awareness and understanding of how difference may influence & enhance teaching and learning (10) (8) (3) (5)   (1) (9)
6.8 7.4 8.2 8.4 N/A 7.8 6.8
 
7. Your total effectiveness as a teacher (6) (6) (9) (9) (6) (6) (4)
7.7 7.7 7.0 8.3 7.3 7.2 7.6
 
8. Your understanding of the role of a faculty member at Miami University (8) (4) (7) (11) (9) (7) (8)
7.1 8.0 7.7 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.0
 
9. Your awareness of ways to integrate the teaching/research experience (8) (9) (9) (5) (12) (3) (9)
7.1 7.2 7.0 8.7 4.7 7.6 6.8
 
10. Your research and scholarly interest with respect to your discipline (11) (11) (4) (7) (5) (9) (9)
6.7 6.4 8.0 8.6 7.4 6.4 6.8
 
11. Your technical skill as a teacher (7) (10) (11) (8) (10) (11) (6)
7.2 6.9 5.9 8.4 6.7 6.0 7.4
 
OVERALL MEAN FOR COHORT 7.6 7.7 7.6 8.7 7.2 7.1 7.4

Other items specific to a particular community were also rated; they are available from the author.

This project has been supported in part by grants from the US Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and the Ohio Board of Regents.