Abstract: In this paper we examine a faculty development structure that supports general education, specifically ePortfolio, assessment focusing on identifying the characteristics of engaged faculty. It is through this inquiry that we have developed an action plan that includes a system of best practices that can lead to increased faculty engagement. Participants in our study were members of a series of General Education and ePortfolio Summer Assessment Institutes (2013, 2014, 2015). Most of the participants were either tenured faculty or lecturers. The resulting framework proposed here is a more inclusive systems-approach to faculty development throughout the university. As a result of our research, we have come to recognize that if we are to transform teaching and learning, a faculty development system must be in place that provides faculty a purposeful, integrated collection of engagement activities rather than a menu of options from which to choose. Doing so fosters a culture of continuous learning on the part of faculty that encourages innovation and creativity in the classroom.
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Ring, G., Ramirez, B., & Brackett, B. (2016). ePortfolios and Faculty Engagement: Measuring Change Through Structured Experiences. International Journal of EPortfolio, 6(1), 23–31. http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP220.pdf