Milton D. Cox is founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at Miami University. He initiated and directs the Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching and is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and the Learning Communities Journal.
The Chicago Area Faculty Development Network
Please join the Chicago Area Faculty Development Network(CAFDN) for their Spring 2015 event on Friday, April 24, 2015. The event will be held on the campus of Chicago State University from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. Our speaker will be Dr. Milton D. Cox. Dr. Cox will be discussing Ten Recent Lessons We Have Learned From the Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) Movement That Enable Successful Faculty Development Programming. (See his website: http://www.units.miamioh.edu/flc/) All CAFDN members are invited to attend. If you are not a member, please click on the membership form url located below the CAFDN logo. To register for the event, click here. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, April 24, 2015.
Would you like to become a CAFDN member? CAFDN is composed of members from both 2- and 4-year schools, public and private, throughout Chicago and its surrounding communities. Institutional memberships are $125, which includes participation in meetings and access to resources as well as opportunities for any faculty or staff member to attend our spring external speaker presentation.…an excellent investment and an exceptional value.
Why join CAFDN?
In its 19 year history, CAFDN has created an identity that focuses on people and pedagogy-building a knowledge community-while acknowledging and including systems and technologies that sustain them.
- Valuable networking opportunities with other faculty developers for a continuous stream of ideas, sharing and improvement to our craft
- Free attendance for an unlimited number of participants from your school at all CAFDN events
- Cost sharing for presentations by nationally-known speakers
- Invitations to teacher-related presentations by member institutions
CAFDN is a non-profit consortium of colleges and universities dedicated to promoting the improvement of college teaching by providing a convenient and affordable way for professionals to exchange information and best practices in the field. CAFDN has been in existence since 1996. Our membership includes faculty development professionals from all types of schools throughout our area, covering the full range from community colleges to research universities. We have found it most helpful to learn from each other not just despite, but also because of, the differences of our institutions. The diverse requirements of our home campuses have allowed us to look at issues from new perspectives and develop a profound sense of collegiality. Over the years we have debated every important topic that faculty and institutions of higher learning are facing: From effective grading practices to interdisciplinary teaching, from active learning to the role of part-time instructors, and from faculty evaluation to learning communities.
If you want to participate in our activities and meetings, please contact:
- Jacqueline Callery
- CAFDN President
- Center for Teaching & Research Excellence
- Chicago State University
- Tel.: 773-995-2586