Professional Development

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Professional Development

Professional Development

There are a number of professional development opportunities offered.  You can also see a running calendar of offerings on our events page.

Certificate Programs

Faculty Online Teaching Course

Faculty Center Presents Magna Series

Register for the RCIE I&E Faculty Training Certificate

The application deadline is May 31, 2019. Apply now!


The Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is proud to announce the next cohort in the very successful Innovation and Entrepreneurship Faculty Certificate program of the 2019-2020 academic year. Come join a dynamic and motivated group of facilitators that will teach you the tips and tricks for integrating innovation & entrepreneurship related content into your existing courses with minimal effort.

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Faculty Training Certificate Program includes the following 5 one-hour training sessions held during Friday open periods to provide faculty and staff the skillsets you need to incorporate innovation & entrepreneurship into your classroom.

Faculty Boot Camp – Friday August 30th, 2019 
Creativity – Friday October 4th, 2019
Ideation Techniques – Friday November 29th, 2019
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Friday February 28th, 2020
Business Model Canvas – Friday March 20th, 2020
Experiential Exercises, Teaching Resources, and Examples in Practice – Friday May 1st, 2020

The program kicks off with a boot camp scheduled for August 30th, 2019 which will set the stage for the remaining five 75 minute sessions throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition to the Boot Camp, attendees are required to attend 4 of the 5 sessions in order to receive the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Faculty Certificate. 


Conferences for Higher Education

Wanting to present a paper? Wanting to improve your teaching skills? Looking for a conference to attend? This Google Spreadsheet provides dates, brief overviews, locations and links to Higher Ed Conferences.

Rowan Teaching Connection's G.I.F.T.S: Great Ideas For Teaching Students 2019 Conference

The Rowan Teaching Connection (RTC) is holding our free biannual conference on Friday, April 12 from 8:45am-12:30pm in Student Center Rooms 127 & 129. Come join us and receive G.I.F.T.S. This is a great way to get some extra professional development for your tenure, recontracting, or promotion packets! To register, click here.


Rowan Sabbatical Presentation 2019

IRT - Training & Instructional Support

IRT - Training & Instructional Support provides technical training to the employees of Rowan University, manages access to Blackboard and offers a suite of digital media services and other instructional tools. 

For more information, please contact Marybeth Hegel, manager of IRT - Training & Instructional Support, at

T&R Workshop PowerPoints

Leadership & Communication Series

The Division of Rowan Global Learning and Partnerships is pleased to offer a series of online Leadership Modules. 


Cost: $50
Students: $20

Learn to L.E.A.D in Under One Hour!

In this online, interactive program, participants will learn about four critical components of effective leadership:

  • Leadership Styles: discover six styles of leading and determine the best occasion to apply their use.
  • Engagement: strategies to increase employee engagement and productivity.
  • Accountability: understanding what motivates teams and how to hold them accountable for results.
  • Dealing with Conflict: using conflict as a tool and learn strategies to resolve non-productive conflict.

Participants will have the opportunity to test their knowledge throughout the program, including a final assessment and certificate upon conclusion. 

Overcoming Presentation Anxiety

In a series of lively video modules, Carl Hausman, the author of “Present Like a Pro,” provides the viewer with skills that calm public-speaking jitters and channel nervous energy into a dynamic performance.  Each lesson offers specific, practical take-aways that can be implemented immediately. 

Some of the benefits from his ten-point program: 

  • Learning what audiences do and don't perceive about nervousness.
  • Developing an organizational framework that guarantees you won't get lost or off-track.
  • Employing techniques to minimize nervous mental noise before and during the talk.
  • Breathing techniques that not only prompt relaxation but make the voice more powerful and resonant.
  • Understanding how to deal with skeptical or hostile audience members.
  • Mastering the mindset that "fear is your friend" -- meaning that jitters are actually good for your performance if you learn how to channel them.

The program concludes with a brief test, which may be repeated, and upon successful completion, participants receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement.

Faculty Online Teaching

The Faculty Online Teaching course sponsored by the Faculty Center and Rowan Online is a totally online 8-week course in Canvas, which gives participants the experience of being an online student while exploring the pedagogy of online teaching and the teaching tools available in Canvas.

Faculty Center Presents: Magna Mini-series

The Faculty Center has purchased access to live streaming webinars produced by Magna Publications. Members of the Rowan community are invited to come together to view and discuss the live webinars.

Faculty Learning Communities

A Faculty Learning Community is a cross-disciplinary group of six to twelve people who come together for a year-long adventure in active, collaborative, and dialogic learning.