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Center for Faculty and Academic Administration

What is the Center for Faculty and Academic Administration?

The Center for Faculty and Academic Administration (CFAA) provides support to faculty and academic programs at KU Edwards and in the School of Professional Studies. The CFAA is focused on supporting faculty in building rewarding careers while improving the success of the students we teach. We are focused on improving faculty effectiveness and efficiency while building supportive faculty partnerships across KU. The CFAA works collaboratively across KU to develop a networked model of mentoring, development, and engagement opportunities for faculty. CFAA is particularly proud of our ongoing affiliation with the KU Office of Faculty Affairs the KU Center for Online and Distance Learning, and the KU Center for Teaching Excellence.

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Instructional Support

Instructional Support provides information on KU policies and academic integrity, as well as resources that help faculty provide academic support to students.

Final Exams

Final Examinations will be administered during the regularly scheduled finals week, at the same time and day the class met during the semester. The date for final examinations in eight-week courses shall be noted in the course syllabus. The date for Saturday-only classes will have examinations on the Saturday immediately following Stop Day. There are no other finals scheduled on Saturday. If a student has a conflict with another final exam, the student should work out an alternate plan with their instructor.

 

Proctoring Student Exams

Proctoring exams is the responsibility of the faculty member teaching the course. Sometimes, however, there is a need for an individual student to complete an exam outside of the regularly scheduled class period. If this is the case, faculty can make arrangements for the exam by contacting Deb Carter. Due to constraints in proctor staffing, we ask that you keep these requests to a minimum. Priority is given to students requiring accommodations for testing. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

 

Should an emergency arise and a faculty member cannot be present on a scheduled assessment date, contact the Center for Faculty & Academic Administration as soon as possible to discuss options. Instructors may need to reschedule or adjust assessment timing expectations in these emergency circumstances.

 

Cancellation of Classes

If inclement weather is possible, please check the Edwards Campus homepage or call our class cancellation line at 913-897-8499 for KU Edwards Campus closings. It is rare classes are ever canceled at the Edwards Campus. If you need to cancel your class for personal reasons, it is your responsibility to contact your students by email and create an announcement within your Canvas class. It is also helpful to alert the Welcome & Success Center at 913-897-8400.

Resources for Teaching and Planning

Below are links to peer organizations within the university system and links to helpful resources.

Faculty Professional Development

Check out the list of upcoming professional development workshops and review previous event recordings below.

Upcoming Development Opportunities

 

Spring 2024 Presentations:

All will be held in Regnier Hall 251 this semester, Tuesdays @ 12pm

  • 2/20/24: Leveraging the Quality Matters Rubric for Online Courses, Nicky Khattapan & Kim Glover, CODL
  • 3/5/24: Utilizing Resources at the Center for Learning and Writing Support, Jennifer Rupp & Casey Reid
  • 3/19/24: Desirable Difficulties: Challenging Students to Move Outside Their Comfort Zone; broadcasted offering from the Center for Teaching Excellence
  • 4/2/24: Program-Wide Student Engagement & Faculty Resources, Sara Chavez, Shana Palla, and Terri Woodburn
  • 4/16/24: Competency-Based Education, Neal Kingston

 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 93865722595

Passcode: 12600

 

Previous Presentation Recordings