FD&C develops, sustains, and renews faculty at every stage of their careers. The offices of FD&C are in Hill House but FD&C-sponsored events take place all over campus. New Faculty Orientation, Teaching with Technology workshops, T&L Fall Forum, Faculty Research Symposium, and Faculty Convocation as well as events associated with visiting scholar-teachers seek to spark conversations across traditional college boundaries and foster collaboration.
FD&C works with other offices to support experimentation with new technology-enhanced instruction, especially the Malone Center and Carmichael Library. The Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) offers ILlUMinate grants to encourage innovative integration of information literacy activities in classes. In addition, FD&C administers sabbaticals and a variety of grants, including course development grants, teaching effectiveness grants, research and creative project grants, and summer research stipends for junior faculty.
Kathy King, Director of FD&C, is a Professor of English who comes to faculty development from a background in literary history. She has expertise in eighteenth-century British literature with a special interest women’s lives, having published biographies of Jane Barker and Eliza Haywood as well as numerous articles on women’s writing in the period. She edits the eighteenth-century section of the online journal Literature Compass. She has taught a wide range of literature and writing courses and is planning a book on the women writers in old age.