Otis is committed to supporting faculty in their pursuit of excellence in teaching effectiveness, professional activities, and collegiality. Faculty Development opportunities include Grants, Workshops, Pedagogical Support, and Sabbatical Leaves.
The Faculty Development Committee of the Academic Assembly provides leadership in supporting the development, selecting and prioritizing of several grant initiatives and applications for Sabbatical Leaves.
Faculty Development Grants reimburse recipients for approved expenses associated with proposed professional development projects.
To support teaching excellence and assessment practices, Otis now offers Faculty Research Grants through the OARS Initiative.
Pedagogical/Classroom Support in the form of one-on-one consultations with on-campus support staff are also available through the Teaching Learning Center (TLC).
Curricular Innovation Grants for Blended and Online Learning Development are also available.
The Otis College YouTube channel for Faculty Development and Best Practices has useful videos for faculty.
Video Tutorials by Faculty for Faculty allow colleagues to learn from one another about themes and topics germane to all who teach our students. [Access limited to Faculty]