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Policy Title :
Faculty Development Policy
Policy Number :
I. E-3
Responsible Party :
Human Resources
Effective Date :
05/12/2013
Revised Date :
_______________________

Purpose

To declare PMU guidelines with regards to PMU Faculty Development and ensure uniform interpretation and application of this policy.

Statement :

The University’s professional development program for faculty is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness and scholarly growth of faculty.

Professional Development Center

PMU planned methodologies of teaching and processes of assessing student achievement are new to the region. The emphasis will be on what students learn, rather than what teachers teach. A set of six competencies and learning outcomes will address what PMU graduates will need to know, and what they must be able to do, in order to be successful in their chosen fields, and to contribute to the development of their community and the Kingdom.
It is expected that all faculty will require introduction and ongoing support in implementing the university’s unique learning culture. Faculty will be expected and when necessary required, making full use of the resources available to them through the PMU Professional Development Center. Among the programs in which faculty should participate are:

  • Workshops and seminars
  • Online modules
  • Consultations (individual)
  • Consultations (department or other groups)
  • Colloquia
  • Review and guided revision of teaching materials
  • Certificate programs to attest to faculty and staff mastery of specific competencies (especially in assessment)

These resources will be essential for faculty of the Preparation Year Program and the Assessment Capstone Series but they also will be important in assisting all faculties in achieving the student centered, outcomes based pedagogy that will be characteristic of PMU.

Professional Conferences

The university will provide funding for faculty members to attend conferences each year.  There will be a limit on the number of faculty members that can attend each year.  Applications are to be submitted on the form for this purpose well in advance of the dates of the conference.

Professional Portfolio

Each faculty member should begin creating a professional portfolio during the first semester of employment and should thereafter continually update and maintain it.