Sabbatical recipients' reports to the Faculty Development Committee are due by September 1 of each year. These are forwarded to the University President by September 15 of each year.
2014-2015 Academic Year
St. Ambrose University believes that the quality of its programs depends upon having quality faculty. It is important that new faculty quickly become effective in their teaching, and in our community. The Faculty Development Committee administers a faculty mentoring program to assist new faculty to become comfortable and effective at St. Ambrose University. This program pairs new faculty members with a non-departmental veteran faculty member. Mentors are intended to be a resource for new faculty from this point through the first academic year and the frequency of contact is determined by the faculty member and mentor. As someone outside of the new faculty member's home department, the mentor is intended to provide an additional perspective and further information about the university.
The Faculty Development Committee also hosts a new faculty orientation at the beginning of the academic year that includes dinner with the academic Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and the deans of the three colleges and a breakfast program introducing new faculty to their mentors.
Another resource for new faculty is the Center for Teaching Excellence.
This annual reception is our opportunity to acknowledge colleagues who have brought recognition to themselves and to the University by contributions to their disciplines. Honorees display their work by placing it on a table-top easel provided by FDC. Programs identifying the faculty and the title of the project are placed next to the easel. Refreshments are served while attendees view and discuss the honorees' projects. This event is open for the entire SAU community.
The Faculty Development Committee coordinates the workshops following each semester's Presidential Assembly, as necessary.