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Endeavor Foundation Center for Faculty Development


The Endeavor Foundation Center for Faculty Development supports individual faculty across the professional lifecycle, works with departments and programs in their efforts to support the teaching mission of Rollins College, and contributes to the college's culture of teaching and learning.
The Director of the Endeavor Center, campus partners, and colleagues across campus offer consultations.

One-on-One Consultations

Faculty members may request individual consultations* with the Endeavor Center Director on any of the following:

  • reflecting upon, learning about, or improving their teaching,
  • understanding, assessing, or improving their students' learning,
  • conducting research on their teaching and/or their students' learning (i.e., the scholarship of teaching and learning, or SoTL),
  • being intentional about the interwoven nature of teaching, scholarship, and service.

Consultations most often take the form of individual conversations with the Director, or a relevant partner on campus (e.g., Olin Library faculty, Instructional Design & Technology staff, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement staff).

Under normal circumstances, consultations may take place in your office, the Director's office (Olin Library 209), an informal meeting place on campus like the Bush Atrium, a coffeehouse off campus, etc.  During the pandemic, however, they will take place in Webex, Teams, or occasionally outside on campus.

*  Consultations are both confidential and formative in nature, and are informed by the Ethical Guidelines for Educational Developers developed by the national POD Network in Higher Education.

Consultations with Committees & Departments

Representatives of campus groups may request consultations, conversations, workshops, and/or collaborations on issues related to teaching, learning, curriculum, assessment, self-studies and external reviews, and professional development.

Some examples provided by the Endeavor Center include

  • Facilitating forms of non-evaluative peer observation
  • Exploring ways to document and share teaching effectiveness
  • Honing discipline-specific or "signature" pedagogies
  • Designing for and assessing student learning in individual courses, curricular sequences, or larger programs
  • Creating plans for developing or advancing teaching expertise
  • Recruiting, hiring, and orienting new faculty
  • Mentoring faculty

Campus Scholarly Consultants

Members of the Rollins community looking for campus colleagues willing to consult and/or collaborate on their scholarly activities (e.g., someone with research expertise in methods and methodologies different from their own), see the list below.  For contact information about any of the consultants/collaborators, email Nancy Chick.

To volunteer to serve as a potential consultant or collaborator, fill out this form

If you're from off campus and looking for an expert, consult Rollins's Expert Resource Guide.

Available Consultants

The following topics have consultants available on campus.  To contact the consultant(s) for any given topic, email Nancy Chick. 

  • Behavioral experiment design and execution
  • Designing 'experiments' or quasi-experimental research in classrooms and other real-world settings
  • Designing field experiments
  • Assessment methodology/design
  • Planning ethical human subjects research
  • Explaining research and permissions simply in cross-cultural settings
  • Action research
  • Curriculum design
  • Experiential learning
  • Collecting and analyzing quantitative data/statistics
  • Collecting and analyzing qualitative data/artifacts (interview/focus group transcripts, written work)
  • Rubric development and scoring systems
  • Surveys/questionnaire design and analysis
  • Finding existing metrics, surveys, questionnaires
  • Mathematical modeling/data analysis
  • Developing interview guides
  • Developing focus group protocols
  • Grounded theory and thematic analysis of qualitative data
  • Qualitative content analysis
  • Data visualization
  • STATA for statistical analyses
  • Mturk experiment design
  • Qualtrics and ZTree
  • Google forms+sheet integration for real-time decision-making game design
  • Authoring papers and presentations
  • Grant writing

Available Collaborators

The following topics have collaborators available on campus.  To contact the collaborator(s) for any given topic, email Nancy Chick. 

  • Community engagement for social change

Campus Partners

Faculty development occurs across campus at Rollins.  Visit this list of campus partners who support faculty in supporting the Rollins mission.

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