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The Institute for Faculty Development (IFD) at Stockton University is a resource to support effective pedagogy and productive scholarship for all faculty members. The IFD works with faculty to develop services and resources to assist them in the pursuit of their goals for excellence in teaching, research, and service. Assessment of student learning is inexorably linked to good teaching, as the former is a measure of the latter. The Institute for Faculty Development conducts workshops and offers the following in-house resources on teaching, scholarship, and student learning.


Peer observations of teaching 


A colleague trained to observe and provide formative feedback on your teaching in both face-to-face and online classes will provide you with a summary of your strengths as an instructor and give you ideas for enhancing your practice going forward. These observations are confidential, and you may choose whether or not to use them in official evaluations of your performance.

Faculty Fellows

A program that supports peer-to-peer consultations between faculty in the following areas:

    • Diversity –
      Dr. Alison Sinanan, Associate Professor of Social Work. Allison seeks to establish an environment in which faculty from diverse backgrounds develop a sense of belonging at Stockton. She does this through interaction with pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty. 
      Contact her at to connect.
    • Quantitative Research -
      Dr. James Avery assists faculty with their research by providing support in the use of quantitative research methods. He also helps faculty who teach quantitative methods courses. E-mail him at to schedule a consultation.
    • International Faculty - Dr. Guia Calicdan-Apostle supports international faculty in navigating the environment and succeeding at Stockton. Contact her at to learn more.  
    • Cross-Cultural Communication - Dr. Amee Shah offers seminars
      and provides resources for faculty to improve communication and inclusiveness in the classroom. Contact her at to discuss how she can help.

    • Visual Literacy -                           Dr. Jung Lee provides specific teaching activities and strategies for faculty seeking to improve students' visual literacy. Contact her at to collaborate. 

Teaching Circles

Small groups of faculty who collaborate together to develop expertise around a professionally relevant topic. Typically meeting once per month during the fall and spring semesters, circles currently running are:

  • Teaching Research in University Environment (TRUE) - for faculty who teach research methods courses. Contact Dr. Manish Madan at
  • Service Learning & Civic Engagement - for faculty seeking to learn more about teaching service learning courses. Contact Daniel Tome at
  • Writing - for faculty who wish to make writing and publishing a priority. Contact Dr. Melissa Zwick at
  • Civic Education - for faculty who wish to bring civic learning into their teaching. Contact Dr. Claire Abernathy at or Dr. Jennifer Forestal at
  • Critical Pedagogy - for faculty seeking to discuss teaching critical thinking in their courses. Contact Dr. Christina Cavaliere at
  • News Literacy - for faculty interested in teaching news literacy in their courses. Contact Dr. Nancy Reddy at
  • Migration Studies - for faculty seeking to integrate the study of human migration into their teaching and scholarship. Contact Dr. Jess Bonnan-White at
  • Recruitment and Retention of Faculty of Color - for faculty who wish to increase retention among faculty of color and create an inclusive environment. Contact Dr. Allison Sinanan at


Seminars and Workshops

The IFD sponsors regular events designed to provide faculty with information and training on a range of topics relevant to teaching, scholarship and service. Other campus offices also offer events related to faculty development. Check our calendar of events for information on dates, times, and places.

After a seminar you can find resources and links, including audio and video recrdings if available by going to our IFD Seminars notes page.


Social Media

There are a number of social media outlets that you may use to stay connected to the IFD. Content includes information on our programs as well as resources of interest to Stockton faculty. Follow us through the following:

An e-mail newsletter will be sent to your Stockton account once a month. The newsletter will highlight upcoming IFD events. 

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