Mission: The faculty development committee facilitates, advocates, and provides opportunities and resources for faculty enrichment across the university.
Meetings, as needed, may be called by a chair of the FDC or the director of faculty enrichment, as appropriate to the purpose of the meeting.
Members of the FDC
Sheila Jones (acting chair), Kinesiology and Nutrition
Laura Carroll (co-chair), Director of Faculty Development
Laura Baker, Library
Curt Niccum, Biblical Studies
Mike Daughtery, Engineering and Physics
Bill Carroll, Language and Literature
Matt Roberson, Music
Cherisse Flanagan, Psychology
The FDC ideally consists of 8 members:
The Director of Faculty Enrichment co-chairs the faculty development committee. This co-chair from the Adams Center votes only to break a tie.
Members are advocates for faculty enrichment university-wide, generating participation and interest among the faculty they represent. They should be full-time tenured faculty holding rank of assistant or higher.
Chairs recommend to deans two names for each position in their college. Deans confer with the Provost on appointments.
Term of Office
The term of office is three years.
FDC Member Profile
The faculty development committee is comprised of faculty who are recognized by colleagues as outstanding teachers and scholars; innovative in the classroom and effective in producing learning; current in their own disciplines and broadly knowledgeable of other disciplines; creative thinkers and resourceful problem solvers; diplomatic and maintaining good rapport with faculty university-wide; influential leaders, instrumental in involving others and affecting change in pursuit of excellence.