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PODS:

A Faculty
Mentorship
Development
AJ, Durand, Jeremy,
Josh, Kelli Jo

About Edison

About Edison
College Mission
Edison State Community College provides the learning opportunities, support services, and
commitment that enable students to complete their educational goals and realize their dreams.

Over 3000 students, 30 technical fields


50 Faculty and 150 Adjuncts
Offers 3 complete Associate Degree Programs online
Associate of Arts
Associate of Science
Accounting-Associate of Applied Business

Core Values
The core values are a set of principles that guide Edison State Community College in
creating its educational programs and environment. They will be reflected in every
aspect of the College. Students educational experiences will incorporate the core
values at all levels, so that a student who completes a degree program at Edison
State Community College will not only have been introduced to each value, but will
have had them reinforced and refined at every opportunity.
Communication
Ethics
Critical Thinking

Human Diversity
Inquiry/Respect for Learning
Interpersonal Skills/Teamwork

Vision
Edison State Community College will be the regions premier resource for higher education by employing
our core values, commitment that enables students to complete their educational goals and realize
their dreams.
The Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching fosters and sustains faculty development in the
pursuit of exemplary practices in teaching and learning. The goals include:
Classroom: Encouraging innovation, classroom research, best practices, and discipline-specific and multidisciplinary interaction.
Community: Creating an opportunity for students, faculty, administration and the community to dialogue about
teaching and learning.
Teaching assessment and peer review: Teaching assessment and peer review to aid in the continuing
development of faculty.
Mentoring: Mentoring faculty to build learning communities and relationships between colleagues.
Resources: Providing resources to support teaching and learning strategies.
Advocacy: Promoting and advocating for teaching excellence.

Brand Promise
A personal experience, a rewarding education.
Definition of what students can expect to receive in their time at Edison
A personal experience, acknowledges that students are unique individuals, and faculty and
staff will endeavor to create a college experience that is memorable and personal for each
student
A rewarding education, encompasses the broad spectrum of reasons why students attend
college.
The brand promise ensures that we all strive to empower each individual to reach his or her
personal and educational life goals.

Employee Core Values


Within the core values are values for the employees. The values are defined into 5 subgroups that are
pertaining to the exercise of these values into their everyday interactions and lives. This will trickle down to
the environment and the students, so that these things can be passed down for the betterment of the the
future professionals.
Excellence | Competence | Accountability
Integrity | Trust | Dependability | Cooperation
Diversity | Equality | Understanding | Respect

Agility | Responsiveness | Adaptability


Attitude | Joy

Currently at Edison
Current Center Excellence Intervention Teaching (CEIT)
Mission
It is the mission of the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching to support the
communication of knowledge and the love of learning by faculty, to provide the resources that
enable excellent teaching, and to sustain the inspiration instructors provide to their students.
The Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching fosters and sustains faculty development in
the pursuit of exemplary practices in teaching and learning.

The website - https://www.edisonohio.edu/Faculty-and-Staff/


Must link out to everything
Only webinars and online trainings offered

Creating a Faculty
Development and
Mentorship
Program

Faculty Mentorship
The idea of faculty mentorship programs has been around been around for quite
some time, but began to decline in 1950s due to a perceived power struggle.

Today mentorship programs are making a comeback and several institutions have
some sort of faculty mentorship program.
The University of Michigan, Harvard, Cornell, and UC Berkeley

Faculty PODS
PODS = Professional Orators Developing for Success!
Consist of 2 Faculty and 6 Adjuncts
Adjuncts are in similar study of Faculty
Combines two schools of thought
promotes mentorship and diversity of thought

Pods can attend Seminars on range of topics


Outcomes of PODS
Increase faculty camaraderie across the institution
Develop mentorship roles for Faculty

PODS Seminar Series


Recommend participation in 2 seminars per semester
One in person seminar and one online module
Curriculum and Intended Outcomes
Technology
Diversity
Utilizing online education.
Increase communication
skills with peers and
students.
Awareness of upcoming
tech uses.

Increase education around


supporting
underrepresented
students.
Dissect Differences and
Similarities between social
and intellectual diversity.
Ultimately increase
retention across identities.

Teaching
Creating engaging lesson
materials.
Investigate teaching
across learning styles.
Work to streamline
teaching standards at
Edison.

Potential Seminar Topics


Technology
Engagement Strategies for
Online Curricula
Designing an impactful
Discussion Board
Working within the Student
Portal
New and upcoming
Technology in the
classroom

Diversity
Implementing Diversity in
the Curriculum
Diversity in Today's
College
Enacting Allyship: Moving
through an oops moment
Diversity Blind of Diversity
Aware?
Investigating Bias 101

Teaching
Facilitation in the
Classroom
Scoring across learning
styles
Current relevant course
topics
Developing Learning
Objectives
Assessment of Learning
Objectives.

Logistics

Training
Training for Faculty Mentors
Coordinator(required/preferred qualifications)
Assessment Training
Facilitation Training
Edisons Student Portal Training
On Demand Technology Training

Staffing, Leadership & Facilities


PODS discussion groups
Coordinator
Graduate Assistant
Various meeting rooms around campus, centrally housed in
the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching
Online facilities

Budget
Professional Development
Training/Travel
Communications
Staff Members

Technology
Website
Webinars
Online modules
Videos
Assessment software

Approach to teaching & learning


Mentorship and Peer Based
Discussion Groups based on current topics
Theoretical and Pedagogical foundations
Skills that can be directly applied to practice
Collaborative

Strengths
Faculty Development
Fosters commitment to continued learning
Models this behavior to students

Fits within institutional Mission


Increases faculty technology usage and understanding
Can be used within committment to diversity efforts
Flexibility
Ala Carte approach to seminars

Weaknesses
Buy-In from Adjunct Faculty
Mentorship is built without direct power
PODS may need to be randomized in terms of departmental representation

Budget Allocations to Program


Provost Office? Faculty Departments?

Rewards to Faculty
Can this be considered Service within Tenure Review?

Time Commitment
First Time Program

Opportunities for improvement


Conducting Assessment to see
effectiveness of Program
Creating physical space
Adding more staff
Summer retreats