What is faculty inquiry?

Faculty inquiry Groups (FIGs) promote a unique form of faculty development:
The core work of faculty inquiry involves instructors asking questions about the teaching and learning that goes on in their own classrooms; seeking answers by consulting the literature, gathering and analyzing evidence, and engaging students in the process whenever possible; using what they find out to improve the experience of their students; and sharing this work with colleagues so that they and their students can benefit too.  Usually, questioning begins with a problem the instructor has perceived—something that’s not going right. (Huber, The Promise of Faculty Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Basic Skills, 2008, p. 13)


How can I participate in CETL’s FIG program?

It is easy to join or create a FIG!  Groups of 3 - 5 faculty can submit a FIG proposal form each Spring.


What do FIGs promote?
  • Self-directed professional development
  • Interdisciplinary and collegial collaboration
  • Systematic inquiry into questions of teaching and learning
  • The strengthening of professional communities in which educators can share what happens in their classrooms
  • Improvements in students’ and faculty members’ academic experiences

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