June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
Continuing Professional Development
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Community-driven, Competency-based Certificate Programs for Professional DevelopmentIn our Center for Professional Development, we are moving away from a reactive “responding torequests” approach to program and to a more proactive approach of community-based needsassessment and deliberate program development to drive program offerings and be able toproject program into the future. To accomplish this, we are developing a series of competency-based professional development certificate programs for faculty and staff in key roles throughoutour university system. A hallmark of our program development is the way in which we areengaging communities of practice across all of our campuses to determine where programs areneeded, to define the competencies required for faculty and staff to be effective in the specifiedroles, and to determine what the instructional activities are to achieve the competencies. Webelieve this will increase the relevance of the programs and will ensure that there is a built inaudience for the programs once they are developed. We are also using a consistent programdevelopment template for all of our programs and have a common set of parameters for theprogram delivery and support to ensure scalability allow us to manage multiple simultaneousprogram offerings. This paper will describe the processes and steps taken to assess theprofessional development needs of our target audiences, determine which programs to offer, andengage the stakeholder communities in the program development, delivery, and assessment.Examples of specific programs developed and delivered will be provided and both challengesand lessons learned will be shared.
Scalzo, K. A., & Raposo, L. M. (2013, June), Community-driven, Competency-based Certificate Programs for Professional Development Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19320
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