FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

According to Reybold, Flores, and Riojas-Cortez (2006), “The goals [of faculty development] should be to acknowledge the diversity that exists within our global society, to increase faculty understanding and awareness of diversity issues in teacher preparation, to implement new understanding and awareness of diversity issues in teacher preparation, and to implement new understandings of that diversity in their teaching.” 

 

The goal of the Faculty Development component is to increase the sensitivity and preparation of faculty in addressing the need for a culturally and linguistically diverse population within their delivery of curriculum and instruction and "sphere of influence". Faculty Members are provided with professional learning opportunities such as monthly book group sessions designed to enhance their academic instruction to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.