Tips These tips were submitted by various ATE Centers for publication in Advancing TECHNOLOGICAL Education: Keeping America Competitive, American Association of Community Colleges, 2005. Tips for Providing Faculty Development Provide corporate-quality professional instruction for faculty. Schedule courses for faculty member convenience. Design training facilities to accommodate all-day workshops. Incorporate information about how to teach new skills. Create networking opportunities for faculty to share best practices. Provide resources for faculty to use as they teach the new materials. Provide lab exercises and other instructional materials for faculty to use in their classrooms. Tips for Attracting Faculty to Workshops Offer workshops in different parts of the state, including cities and other locations that may attract people from rural colleges who like to get away. Provide incentives such as tote bags, snacks, or inexpensive door prizes to workshop participants. Provide lunch for workshop participants at the instruction site to minimize early departures. Save money by using dormitories for lodging rather than hotels for multi-day workshops. Schedule workshops for high school faculty on their professional development days rather than on Saturdays. Use email lists to circulate workshop information to faculty. Tips for Transferring Workshop Technologies to Classroom Practices Bring in expert instructors to lead workshops at convenient locations. Encourage faculty to attend as teams that include community college and high school faculty from different, but related disciplines. Conduct pre- and post-tests to determine participant understanding of a concept. Make workshops hands-on. Use the best curriculum materials available from commercial and other sources. Require participants to plan how they will integrate workshop information in their courses. Follow up with participants six to 12 months afterward about their implementation plans. Would you like to recommend a book, classroom resource, link, tip or video for inclusion on www.teachingtechnicians.org? Click here to submit a resource.