FPDCâ€™s mission is to provide opportunities, leadership and support for faculty and future faculty members to grow in their scholarly and professional work. The long term aim is to engage these agents of change, both individually and in community, in transforming Kent State University's environments for learning into spaces where all students succeed.
The center is designed to provide leadership and support for cultivating environments and relationships for innovative and successful learning, for building networks and communities of practice and learning, and for communicating and creating opportunities for professional and staff development.
Who We Serveâ€¦
The center serves faculty, graduate students, administrators, & the university community. The Faculty Professional Development Center and the Faculty Professional Development Council work in support of the mission by studying and recommending policies for the operation of the center, programming for faculty development, and articulation with other faculty development initiatives at the University, and providing leadership for working groups associated with the center.
The center's four main areas of service are to:
Connect, network, and support continuity in opportunities for professional and staff development.
Communicate opportunities for professional and staff development.
Provide advocacy and support for professional development as members work with individual colleagues, committees, and groups to enhance opportunities for long and short-term growth.
Offer expertise and consultation related to specific areas of scholarship and professional work.