Abstract: The single most important factor in facilitating achievement of student learning outcomes is teacher effectiveness. This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to reinvent their processes for developing and supporting faculty for the ultimate purpose of optimizing student learning outcomes.
1. Develop a faculty member position description that identifies requisite instructor competencies and describes requirements for ongoing measurement of, reflection upon and improvement of proficiency in each competency;
2. Construct an institutional plan for the provision and support of faculty development opportunities that de-isolate instructors, provide the means for faculty to learn from each other as well as from other experts, and optimize the use of technology as a means to increase access and accommodate diverse learning needs and preferences of faculty members; and
3. Capitalize upon the iterative cycle of reflective instructional practice and assessment of student learning outcomes in order to optimize gains in student achievement and to positively impact teacher effectiveness.
Distinguish Teaching vs. Learning
Describe Characteristics of effective Instructors
Evaluate Frameworks for instructor competencies
Establish Instructor expectations for a better student achievement and success
The following questions will be addressed:
• How do learners learn best and what does it mean for a student to understand and learn something in a Competencies/Performance based education?
• How can instructors facilitate learning for 21st century learners and not just teach?
• Is there a better way to teach 20th century instructors so all learning outcomes can be achieved?
• How do you motivate Instructors in a positive and outcome driven professional development model that reflects best pedagogical practices but is measured in student retention and achievement?
Knowledge of teaching and learning environment
Basic knowledge of teaching methods and learning styles
Basic Knowledge of Instructional and pedagogical design
Knowledge of faculty professional development and growth
Fawzi BenMessaoud, Ph.D., has been involved in higher education for more than 25 years, serving as an educator, administrator, and director both at the campus and corporate levels. Currently, he oversees Curriculum Design and Development for Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America with 122 schools and online programs.
Dr. BenMassaoud brings vision and leadership to this vital academic role, inspiring his team to think differently in developing state-of-the art instructional programs and technology. Their curriculum is valued by faculty for incorporating engaging activities and innovative technology applications that motivate all types of learners.
Throughout his career, Dr. BenMassaoud has combined his passion for technology with a keen understanding of learning theory to design and develop sophisticated online and on-site academic programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels. Prior to joining CCi, Dr. BenMassaoud, worked with Jack Welch on behalf of Chancellor University to design and develop the Jack Welch Management Institute, an online MBA program.
In 2007, he designed and developed an Information Security Systems program that successfully mapped to National Security Agency Information Assurance standards, receiving approval for the program from the NSA Committee on National Security Systems. And, he designed and integrated lab simulation into Information Security System courses online. This project was named one of the 101 Best Practices in Integrating Technology with Higher Education for 2005 by Campus Technology magazine.
Dr. BenMessaoud has presented at several international conferences on educational media and technology integration, including the 2007 World Conference on Educational Multimedia Hypermedia and Telecommunications in Vienna, the 2008 World Conference on e-Learning in Hawaii, and the 2011 World conference on learning and Technology in Melbourne.
Dr. BenMessaoud holds a bachelor of science degree in Computer Technology, a master of business administration in Information Systems, and a doctorate in Information Technology.
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