Faculty Development Opportunities: Peer Coaching, Learning Communities, and Mentoring
Catherine A. Hansman, EdD; Kathryn A. McAtee, PhD

The need and rationale for interactive and supportive faculty development programs in institutions of higher education has long been documented in the literature and on higher education campuses. The purpose of this research is to examine faculty development programs and concepts that engage faculty members in interactive activities while addressing individual professional development needs. This research includes a discussion of peer coaching, learning communities, and informal and formal mentoring as examples of faculty development programs. Various adult education theories and principles that can be incorporated into programs to engage faculty enriches this discussion of faculty development programs.

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