Rosemont opens Center for Faculty Excellence
Following the October 22 Faculty Meeting, Rosemont's faculty gathered to cut the ribbon of the new Center for Teaching Excellence.
President Sharon Hirsh and Provost Lisa M. Dolling cut the ribbon as they explained the reasons for the center. "Teaching is fundamental to our mission as the college strives for academic excellence to create a community of life-long learners. Rosemont as a teaching institution needs to be at the forefront of teaching innovation and the scholarship of teaching and learning where the student learning experiences are the number one priority," said Dolling
The Center for Faculty Excellence will centralize Rosemont's efforts to build a culture of student-centered pedagogy and provide faculty with the latest evidence-based research and information about how to improve student learning outcome , with faculty serving as exemplars and mentors.
According to Dolling, Rosemont faculty, both part-time and full-time, want to become better teachers and help students succeed. The Center will help faculty exchange ideas, share resources, and improve their practices. Padraic McMickle (pictured), Instructional Technologist, will be coordinating the space.
The Center for Teaching and Learning is located on the 2nd floor of Lawrence Hall near the Faculty Lounge. It will be equipped with technology, multi-purpose furniture suited to collaboration, and other academic resources.