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Faculty Resources

The Center for Academic Innovation and other units collaborate to offer a variety of resources for faculty.  We welcome your input and ideas to better support your teaching goals.

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  • Guest Speakers

    Fall 2019 Guest Speakers

    SEPTEMBER 18:  A Special Event for York College Adjunct Faculty

    “Making the Grade: Powerful Teaching Strategies for Adjunct Professors” by Dr. Anthony Fredericks

    12 – 12:50 p.m.  or 1 - 1:50 p.m. in Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center

    NOVEMBER 11:  World Usability Day

    "Go Beyond Usability with Universal Design for Learning" by Dr. Thomas Tobin

    1 - 2:30 p.m., Yorkview Hall, Willman Business Center


  • Feedback on Instruction

    Feedback on Instruction

    Our students provide valuable feedback about their learning experiences as we strive to help them learn better. The Center for Academic Innovation helps faculty learn what is working best for students by using Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) and other classroom observation services.

  • Teaching Academy

    Teaching Academy

    The YCP Teaching Academy is an instructional development program for all York College faculty offered by the Center for Academic Innovation. Participating in the Teaching Academy engages faculty in a highly-structured and well-supported process of designing effective learning activities, receiving feedback about instruction, assessing student learning and critically reflecting on the quality of their own teaching. In the Teaching Academy, faculty

    • work with experienced facilitators who are using innovative teaching approaches and technologies
    • test new strategies and technologies for improving student engagement and learning
    • share teaching ideas among colleagues
    • obtain and offer feedback about course design, assignments and instruction

    Earning a certificate from the York College Teaching Academy verifies that our faculty

    • engage in a rigorous process of critical reflection about teaching
    • test innovative pedagogies and practiced evidence-based instruction
    • receive feedback from colleagues in multiple disciplines
    • assess student learning
    • make evidence-informed decisions to improve learning

    Topics of the Teaching Academies include “Teaching with Technology,” “Maximize Student Learning,” “The Road to Blended and Online Learning,” and “Engage Your Students with Project Based Learning”.

  • New Faculty

    New Faculty Mentoring Program

    New full-time faculty arrive at York College of Pennsylvania with a wide range of experiences and questions, and to support their success, the Center for Academic Innovation connects them with experienced faculty who can introduce them to our campus culture. Through their mentors, new faculty

    • learn about YCP and the surrounding community
    • adjust to our campus culture and become engaged members of the College
    • address questions, concerns, and special needs in a confidential manner
    • gain insight about teaching and career development from a seasoned faculty member
    • network with other faculty to develop a personal support system within YCP
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events from the Faculty Development Committee

    Faculty-Community Partnership Networking Event
    Friday, September 20 | 2 - 5 p.m.
    Center for Community Engagement
    59 East Market Street, York, PA

    Faculty and community partners share their experiences and potential community partners will identify areas of interest for faculty collaboration.

    Co-sponsored by the Faculty Development Projects & Resources Committee and the Center for Community Engagement. Questions? Contact Dr. Insoo Cho,

    Fall Faculty Retreat

    November 8 -10, 2019 
    Allenberry Resort
    1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, PA

    This year's focus is on professional development with special emphasis on writing. The retreat will offer guided discussions and workshops about goal setting, challenges, writing circles, etc. as well as designated time for faculty to write.

Contact Us
Center for Academic Innovation
Cynthia Crimmins, M.S. Ed., Director, Center for Academic Innovation
Campbell Hall, Room 238
Phone: 717.815.1216

Renee Figge, Administrative Assistant
Humanities Center, Room 24
Phone: 717.815.6656

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