Associate Faculty Development: Context, Challenges, and Committment
Neelam Aggarwal, SIM UNIVERSITY, Singapore
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
A teaching-learning context which offers degrees for working adults typically adopts a flexible learning mode. This mode, combined with a comprehensive integration of IT and aspects of virtual learning, sets a high premium on the exploitation and expansion of media and technology to strengthen the teaching / learning experience and to help students to learn at their own pace. Hence, a crucial function of the faculty support mechanisms set up in such institutions is to help academic staff members to provide quality learning by utilizing technology to facilitate delivery and to integrate appropriate and productive forms of communication with their students. Using the Singapore SIM University (UniSIM) as a backdrop for this study in faculty development, this paper aims to explore how institutional faculty support mechanisms have been developed to ensure a rewarding teaching-learning context.
Aggarwal, N. (2009). Associate Faculty Development: Context, Challenges, and Committment. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 590-595). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).