The TFS Faculty Development Program Is
the New On-ramp for Institutions that Wish to
Engage More Instructors in
Transformative Teaching Improvement
and Appreciation of Student Success Issues
It Enables Institutions to Help Faculty,
Particularly SME and Adjunct Instructors, Apply
Transformative Teaching Success Factors, to Instructional Improvement
and Ensuring Greater
Students are more diverse, demanding, and more needful than ever.
They quickly drop classes or disengage from learning
when instructors fail to meet their needs
or if the class fails to
meet their learning expectations.
TFS specializes in mentoring Subject Matter Expert and Adjunct Instructors, who have not formally studied the nature of adult education, in the principles of teaching for success based on findings from cognitive science, adult learning, psychology, and best teaching practices.
Today, it is not enough for adjuncts to know their subject thoroughly. If adjuncts are to successfully serve institutions and retain students, they must have high-quality people skills and excellent instructional design and delivery smarts. For the noneducational major adjuncts, Teaching For Success unpacks and explains the value of these two must-know skill sets of higher education teaching. It translates learned-experience into easy-to-understand nuggets of best thinking and best practice.
TFS is designed to meet the particular needs of faculty who have not studied higher education and pedagogy. It will resonate particularly with faculty who are goal setters and high achievers. These faculty will love and resonate with TFS.
With TFS, your instructors can select and engage with resources of need and personal interest. You will give them a 1,600-page e-library of crucial teaching skills, strategies, and solutions. Best of all, adjuncts can learn teaching skills without having to slog through often off-putting and often boring theoretical discussions.
TFS is designed to energize and engage faculty who care and are committed to teaching excellence.
So Why Not Subscribe Today and
Help Your Faculty Teach For Success this Term?
Each subscription provides the institution with a TFS Unlimited Use License
- No restrictions on the number of faculty or number of times accessed.
- All faculty gain access to more than 1500 pages of selected instructional practice resources.
- The institution may store and distribute TFS resources from it's own CIS, or LMS.
- Faculty developers and instructional designers may use resources in any way needed for seminars, webinars or other faculty development initiatives.
Below Are Some of the Serious-About-Success Institutions Choosing TFS
- Becker College
- Central Piedmont Community College
- Columbia College
- Dutchess Community College
- Guilford Technical Community College
- Honolulu Community College
- Lone Star College
- Miami Dade College
- Moorpark College
- North Dakota State University
TFS is all about student success—boost learning and completion.
Working as Department Chair, I was amazed to discover a significant proportion of the adjunct faculty in my department had not learned the essentials. They just taught the way they were taught—for good or bad.
Many students became disappointed and quit. So I decided to do something about it. Now I want to help you reach and engage students in completing courses.
After all, why should students pay the price of poor teaching?
That is why I created the Teaching For Success Program. It's designed to help your faculty succeed by giving you the tools to help them improve their skills. Click the arrow below to enjoy the TFS Program Introductory Video.
Isn't it time to value and empower your faculty? TFS is the practical way to assist instructors to:
- Be buttressed by a program designed to provide them with more competence, clarity, and confidence.
- Understand the many benefits of Success Factor Teaching for their students.
- Comprehend the advantages of applying the six must-know teaching success factors to their instructional methodology.
- Understand the nuances and hidden snares of higher-education teaching.
- Know what are the most important steps to take to boost student completion.
- Create an outcome-achieving lesson plan, syllabus, quiz, group-learning project, and positive class-discipline policy.
- Absorb the practical teaching wisdom from 17 adjunct and full-time faculty who relate their Moments of Clarity when an essential element of good teaching was learned.
A TFS Story…
The information provided is so on target. I can relate to each comment. It seems that I have misplaced my focus and have, perhaps, forgotten why I wanted to teach. It became a chore because I was more concerned about errors, instead of my purpose and how it may impact students.
Upon reading this information, I realized that I have a lot to learn about my delivery and my students. They have become disruptive and defiant. I wondered about how to get them back on track, but I had no resolution.
Your [TFS] teaching tools are a life saver. I don't know if you remember, I was worried about losing my job and my students were threatening to go to the Dean.
Look at me, now. I have found what my students need from me. They are benefiting from your Program and from what I've learned through you. I love my students, and they are just awesome. Thank you so much for your guidance and information.
~A.Scott, Adjunct Instructor
Using a Purchase Card Means
Instant Start-up and Access
The TFS Road Map to Better Adult Instruction
The TFS Program Offers a Common Sense Structure.
Instructor Skills Are Developed Using
the Six Essential Teaching Success Factors.
The Highly Effective PIE-R3 Quick-Lesson Format Is Included.
More: The Amazing 13-Section TFS e-Library of Resources
Eight Self-Study QuickCourses
- How to Create a Professional Syllabus
- How to Create Lesson Plans that Work
- How to Build Positive Class Discipline
- How to Activate Your Lectures and Presentations
- How to Make Small Group Learning Work
- How to Test and Evaluate Learning
- How to Ensure Integrity in Academic Writing
- Understanding Harassment in the Academic Setting
Three Rapid Help Guides
- Knowledge presentation, processing, and retention: these strategies help students better learn and apply knowledge.
- Active Review Techniques: a selection of simple activities that faculty can use to boost the level of learner recall.
- All About Testing: suggestions for selecting, creating and using the various forms of testing including objective, subjective, and performance tests.
And, So Much More
- A set of eleven practical teaching betterment QuickTools consisting of useful forms, templates, and checklists; all designed to save faculty instructional time and work.
- Seventy QuickAnswers that enlighten on a wide range of popular and sometimes vexing questions on teaching adults in higher education.
- These answer your questions about teaching and learning and give you the inside scoop on a broad range of common teaching problems that you can fix.
- Eighty-three gorgeous and informative e-Zine issues. These publications share best practices submitted by hundreds of innovative faculty.
- Moments of Clarity Anthology of Stories of Faculty, e-Book where 17 adjunct and full-time faculty present their stories about developing an optimal teaching mindset backed by practical skills.
- Success Factor applications: 103 pages.
- QuickTips for better teaching: 30 pages.
- Creating a Success Mindset with growth insights; great to share with students: 61 pages.
- Best Practices e-Zines: benefit from years of teaching experience from hundreds of colleagues: 256 pages.
- Adventures in Teaching for instructors who embrace the spirit of exploration and trying new things: 72 pages.
- The Teaching For Success "Solutionary", a searchable treasure trove of outstanding practices and intelligent teaching approaches in most subject areas: 516 pages.
- QuickAnswers move new and inexperienced instructors toward knowledge parity with experienced faculty: 66 pages.
- Going Mobile, emergency support ideas for instructors on the go; they can load these precise and specially formatted teaching ideas to smartphone platforms.
The Smart Evaluator's Question to Ask:
What if it does work?
Your institutional annual access secured with a purchasing card provides immediate access to 13-Sections of great teaching resources. Execute Director, John H. Shrawder, has overseen the creation of 1,600 pages of ideas, strategies, principles, and recommendations all designed to help your institution's faculty become more skilled, valuable, and appreciated.
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