Professional Development

Courses for Faculty

GRAD 7800: Faculty Technology Leadership I
This course supports faculty interested technology integration with education. Course content includes the use of course management system applications, multimedia applications, and applications required for efficient and effective delivery of electronic course materials. Production and incorporation of a multimedia learning unit into a course is the capstone project for this course.

GRAD 7810: Faculty Technology Leadership II
This course builds on the skills of GRAD 7800 to support faculty interested in the creation of Web-based and Web-enhanced courses. Course content includes the use of advanced course management system applications, Web-based and Web-enhanced pedagogies and mechanics as well as principles of Web-based course design. Production of a Web-based or Web-enhanced course will be the final project for this course.

GRAD 7820: Research Grant Development I
This course (intended exclusively for faculty members at ETSU) will provide instruction in grant writing, including the development of a long-term research agenda, the identification of funding sources for research, advance planning for grant proposals, and an introduction to writing grant proposals. Permission of instructor is required.

GRAD 7830: Research Grant Development II
This course will provide instruction (intended exclusively for faculty members at ETSU) in grant writing and revision, building upon the development of a long-term research agenda. Participants will develop communications plans for their research and a grant proposal for a funding entity.

GRAD 7850: Mentoring Student Research
The purpose of this course is to provide ETSU faculty with formal instruction on serving as mentors for research students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The course will help develop faculty skills in various aspects of mentoring, including outlining strategies for recruiting and funding student research; fostering discussion on best practices for effective mentoring; presenting approaches to ensure a successful experience for the student and mentor; discussing real life mentoring problems and identify solutions; and establishing a support group among faculty research mentors.

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