The Curriculum and Faculty Development Office is essential to furthering Universidad Central del Caribe’s mission. It collaborates with the design and management of the curriculum and plays a key role in training faculty on new teaching and assessment strategies.
The faculty development activities for both new and experienced faculty members are promoted through various structured initiatives organized by the Curriculum and Faculty Development Office. Among such initiatives are: on-campus workshops to improve the teaching/learning process; curricular development, academic evaluation, assessment, etc.; participation in off-campus workshops or professional meetings in one’s teaching or responsibility area; and individual technical assistance is periodically offered to the course coordinators to improve and facilitate the crafting of course syllabus. The focus of the activities for professional improvement includes three main areas: pedagogical processes and evaluation; research and areas of specialization; and technology and computer literacy. Consultants and local resources are contracted for the first two areas while the Educational Technology Unit of the Learning and Information Resources Center is used to train and provide continuous support in the use of new technologies.