Ferris State University Big Rapids MI College

Faculty Center For Teaching & Learning

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is available to support faculty and to influence measurable effectiveness in teaching, advance scholarly activities, and promote innovation in teaching and learning. We offer services in instructional design, instructional technology, small group instructional diagnosis, as well as one-on-one expert assistance. The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning also hosts a number of events, such as book discussion groups, learning communities, instructional technology learning activities, instructional design workshops and other faculty enrichment events.

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FCTL Wants You




The Faculty-in-Residence Initiative will support the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning's (FCTL) mission to "support Ferris faculty and the greater educational community in their efforts to affect deep and positive learning."  The initiative will enable Ferris faculty to devote significant time and energy to work that is of mutual interest and   benefit to the faculty member, FCTL, and the larger Ferris and educational communities. 

The primary responsibility of the Faculty-in-Residence is to contribute to one or more of the existing FCTL areas of work.  These areas of work include (in no order of preference or priority): 

  • Developing and implementing diversity- and inclusion-related learning opportunities for faculty;
  • Supporting and expanding opportunities for faculty to address student success in gateway courses (i.e., high-enrollment courses with high D-F-W rates) and other high D-F-W rate courses;
  • Participating in planning, facilitating, and evaluating a Course Design Institute;
  • Promoting and supporting faculty efforts in the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • Developing and implementing opportunities for faculty to develop interdisciplinary and team-taught courses, interdisciplinary course-based learning communities, and learning experiences in linked courses;
  • Providing leadership in supporting and advancing the Learn Lab Fellows Program; and
  • Providing leadership in planning, coordinating, facilitating, and evaluating the annual New Faculty Orientation Week. 


We seek a tenured or tenure-track faculty member or Adjunct Instructor Level 2 or 3 who possesses a deep commitment to and demonstrated success in effective teaching to serve as Faculty-in-Residence for up to three years.  The Faculty-in-Residence must also have a strong desire to enhance the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning's (FCTL) work in one or more specific areas of focus (see Areas of Focus in the document titled “About the Faculty-in-Residence Program”).  The Faculty-in-Residence Program also affords the Faculty-in-Residence the opportunity to develop and complete a project of relevance to the Faculty-in-Residence her- or himself, the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, and Ferris State University. 

The application form, guidelines, and information about the review process are online at: 



Completed applications must be received by FCTL (at fctl@ferris.edu) by 5 PM, Monday, November 10, 2014. 

For more information, including the application form, please visit http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/center/initiatives/fir/fir2014.htm or call us at 1-231-591-3826. 

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