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Finally, certification specific to those coordinating and training faculty, especially online faculty
Come to the Certified Faculty Development Institute online and become a Certified Faculty Developer (CFD).
Why Your Institution Should Participate
There are two reasons why your institution should have a Certified Faculty Developer (CFD) on staff:
Faculty development is a good investment

Faculty development creates income and reduces costs. Professionally trained faculty are able to use their time more effectively, teach hybrid and online courses as well as face-to-face, and are more apt to adjust to new technologies and pedagogical strategies.

In the increasingly competitive environment facing higher education in the years ahead, your institution cannot afford to fall behind in teaching quality.

Return on Investment (ROI) is substantial.
When you send your faculty developer to become a Certified Faculty Developer, that person improves the professional development of your staff, resulting in an enormous Return on Investment (ROI) for all your faculty. Faculty development enhances the quality of all your faculty.
Here’s why you should send your faculty developer to become a Certified Faculty Developer (CFD).
Foremost authorities
The instructors at the LERN Institute are the foremost authorities on online learning and faculty development. Each is an author, consultant and a popularly requested speaker at conferences.

Your instructors are engaged daily in research into best practices, the latest trends, and emerging technologies in the rapidly changing environment of higher education today.
Information not available anywhere else
The Certified Faculty Developer curriculum is the most sophisticated, advanced, comprehensive and intensive curriculum in the field. You will receive strategies and techniques not found anywhere else.
Who Should Participate
Any person on faculty or staff engaged in faculty development should participate. Whether faculty development is a full-time position, a part-time position, or a part of an administrator’s duties, this training and designation is relevant. Deans and other decision makers will also benefit from getting the most advanced, comprehensive, and intensive professional development available in faculty development.
The Faculty Development Manual included in your materials
PowerPoint slide shows on faculty development and online teaching topics to present to faculty your institutions.

Unique benefit!
After you pass the exam, you get a framed certificate and a real medal.
After passing the exam, you earn the right to have the initials CFD after your name.

The goal of LERN’s Faculty Developer certification is to prepare faculty developers to assist faculty in improving instructional quality at their institutions.

Upon certification, faculty developers will:
Identify current trends and issues that need to be addressed by faculty development programs.
Be aware of the latest innovations and best practices in instructional strategies.
Be apprised of emerging technological advances.
Understand the needs and characteristics of today’s learners.
Be able to address the changing role and needs of faculty.

Join the Best Experts

Kassia Dellabough, Ph.D., D., is
Director, Office of Professional Outreach & Development for Students, School of Architecture& Allied Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene.
Dellabough teaches a wide array of subjects ranging from Applied Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box to Presentation Skills and Portfolio Development. She currently teaches a general education Art and Human Values course both face-to-face and online. She was one of the pioneer faculty to teach online at the university in 1997 and serves as mentor for faculty across campus for online teaching.

Les Howles is a leading online media expert and is a senior e-learning consultant at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

He has over 20 years experience as an instructional design and technology consultant in corporate, government, medical and academic settings. He works with faculty, researchers, trainers and subject experts to develop instructional programs, multimedia applications and e-learning courses.

He has a graduate degree in educational technology from the University of Oregon and undergraduate degrees in education and educational psychology. Les is a frequent presenter at national, local and regional conferences, as well as a guest speaker at various universities.
Julie Coates is author of the pioneering book, Generational Learning Styles and co-author of the new book, The Pedagogy of the 21st Century.

She also teaches faculty about generational learning styles in the University of South Dakota graduate program in adult and higher education. She has taught faculty on campus, does consulting with educational institutions, and is a highly sought speaker for conferences and presentations. She is an authority on demographics, gender, the brain, and students with Asperger’s.

Her keynote speeches and sessions on trends and generational learning styles have garnered rave reviews and standing-room-only crowds. She has conducted seminars in Australia, Europe, Canada and throughout the United States. Coates has spoken at Radcliffe and has been on PBS television.
William A. Draves is a nationally known authority on teaching online. He is author of Advanced Teaching Online, and How to Teach Adults, the most popular book on the topic. He has taught more than 8,000 faculty about teaching online. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, NPR and other national media.

He does writing, consulting, speaking and on-site faculty development. He has keynoted conferences and given presentations in Russia, Japan, Australia, Europe, U.K., Mexico, and throughout Canada and the United States.

One of education’s leading futurists, Draves has been called a “world class speaker” by Maureen Geddes, Vice President of the Ontario, Canada, Speakers Association.
Mary I. Dereshiwsky, Ph.D., COI, is a leading authority on online teaching and creator of the concept and practice of ‘continual engagement’ in online teaching. She has taught thousands of faculty about teaching online, has critiqued hundreds of online courses, and heads up the advisory board of the Certified Online Instructor (COI), the leading designation for online faculty in higher education.
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