Peer Support

 Attention New Faculty

Attention New Faculty

Peer Support, ZERD-100 is the first course in the Faculty Development Program for New Teachers (FDPNT). It is offered by ER&D (Educational Research & Dissemination), MATC’s faculty directed, LocalScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 11.39.01 AM (1) 212 and administration supported professional development program. The seminar is led by the Peer Support Coordinator, who receives support from a team of trained, seasoned MATC faculty. Participants have the opportunity to choose and pair-up with one of the trained Peer Supporters to develop a confidential, supportive, professional relationship.

Each session begins with problem-solving groups to discuss participants’ classroom issues, logistical questions, and immediate concerns. The remainder of each class is devoted to topics related to teaching practice.

For information about the next dates when Peer Support will be offered, click here.

The peer support mission is simple—to work with our colleagues in a collaborative manner that will enhance teaching and learning at MATC. The seminar is designed to introduce, model, and practice what research indicates are effective teaching strategies.

Peer Support is offered by ER&D (Educational Research and Dissemination), MATC’s faculty directed, Local 22 and administration supported professional development program.  The seminar is lead by the Peer Support Coordinator, Patricia McFarland, who receives support from a team of trained, seasoned MATC faculty.

Participants have the opportunity to choose and pair-up with one of the trained Peer Supporters to develop a confidential, supportive, professional relationship.

Each session begins with problem-solving groups to discuss participants’ classroom issues, logistical questions, and immediate concerns.  The remainder of each class is devoted to concepts related to teaching practice.

All new faculty are required to take peer support. Contact Patricia McFarland at mcfarlap@matc.edu or 414-630-1978 for more information.

Local Site Coordinator Brandy Ferrara, Peer Support Coordinator Patricia McFarland and curriculum Coordinator, Meredith Reeves, make up your administrative ER&D team. Together they work with the office of Professional Development, as well as Assistant Provost Christine Manion, to bring course offerings that will enhance your teaching and bolster educational success.  The ER&D team appreciates your questions and comments.

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