The College Educator Development Program (CEDP) is a program for full-time college educators designed and delivered in collaboration with six western region colleges: Conestoga, Fanshawe, Lambton, Mohawk, Niagara and St.Clair. CEDP focuses on skills related to instructional design and delivery where the expertise of new educators is typically quite varied. The program is offered over a period of 3 consecutive spring terms in a conference format: Phase 1 runs in August; Phase 2 the following May, and concludes with Phase 3 the following year in June.
This program consists of 3 phases: To be Announced.
Note: Participation is required for all full-time (probationary and sessional) new hires. Participation is optional for term hires but term faculty is strongly encouraged and welcomed to participate in as much of the orientation as possible. The program has been designed to accomplish the following goals.
- To introduce new faculty to the college culture, faculty roles and responsibilities, and institutional expectations in the areas of teaching and learning
- To provide an opportunity for new faculty to build professional networks through interaction with colleagues form across the college system.
- To introduce key contacts and campus resources.
- To provide an introduction to academic and administrative structures, policies and procedures, and personnel.
- To provide opportunities for enhancing the teaching, scholarly activities and service requirements for new faculty.
The program is designed to provide opportunities for new faculty to:
- meet experienced faculty, academic administrators, and support staff
- discuss teaching issues and challenges with peers, and identify strategies for success
- learn about resources in support of teaching
- become familiar with procedures promoting mutual respect and understanding in our diverse community
- participate in sessions/workshops on a variety of topics related to teaching, learning and technology.