Help faculty teach for success

Personalized professional coaching, community of peers and a common vocabulary of evidence-based instructional practices

iStock-891771536.jpg
 

Our Dream

We envision a world where post-secondary education considers teaching as important as content knowledge or research, and it is rewarded appropriately. To do this, we are re-inventing professional development and faculty hiring.

 

Who We Are

In our team’s work at Complete College America, Starfish Retention Solutions (now part of Hobsons) and Blackboard – three leading voices in the student success movement – we have proudly seen appropriate focus put on remedial education reform, wraparound services and pathways. These game changers help students increase momentum and overcome challenges to achieve graduation.

For years, we have wondered: “Are we doing all we can with the people who can impact our students the most – the faculty?” As the individuals with the greatest impact on student learning, how are faculty being supported? How are they engaging in the student success conversation?

Faculty Guild is a new organization focused on improving student outcomes by re-investing in the heart and soul of higher education: the classroom and faculty.

We offer personalized professional development for faculty based on the research and model developed under the leadership of Dr. Gail Mellow, CUNY college president and 2017 winner of the ACE-administered TIAA Institute’s Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education. The model is explored in the book Taking College Teaching Seriously: Pedagogy Matters!


 

How Do I Get in Touch?

 

info@
facultyguild
.org

(844) 776-3374

Contact us

 
 
 

Our Leadership Team

 
David.jpg

David Yaskin

Chief Executive Officer

LinkedIn | Twitter

Education technology leader; 31-year software development veteran; CEO & Founder, Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc., 2007-2015; VP Product Strategy, Blackboard Inc., 1999-2007; Inventor on nine education technology patents (assessment, retention, portals); Collaborator with U.S. Department of Education, White House, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Science Foundation and National Academy of Education.

Emma.jpg

Emma Zone, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President of Academic Operations & Innovation

LinkedIn | Twitter

Scholar-practitioner and higher education administrator with 20 years of academic operations, teaching and curriculum development experience. Former Vice Provost and VP of Academic Operations, Colorado Technical University; Digital learning thought leader; former Chair, Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework Executive Committee; Ed.D., Argosy University; M.A., DePaul University; M.Ed., University of Illinois; B.A., University of Michigan.

 
John.jpg

John Plunkett

Chief Operating Officer

LinkedIn | Twitter

Education marketing and operations leader with 20+ years of experience; SVP Marketing and External Relations at Hobsons, Inc.; SVP of Strategy and Marketing at Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.; Senior marketing leadership positions at Blackboard Inc. and GetWellNetwork.

 
Tony.jpg

Tony Pianta

Chief Technology Officer

LinkedIn | Twitter

Highly technical and strategic software engineering and product manager; Former Director of Engineering at IT.com; Engineering Team Lead at Hobsons and Starfish Retention Solutions.

 
Kate.jpg

Kate Bertram

Sr. Director, Community Engagement

LinkedIn | Twitter

Passionate communicator and client advocate. Director of Marketing, Student Success at Hobsons, Inc., Product Marketing Manager at Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc., consulting and faculty training positions at Blackboard Inc.

 

 

Our Advisors

 
Gail O. Mellow headshot 2017.jpg

Gail O. Mellow, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Twitter

Gail O. Mellow has served as President of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens since 2000. A member of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for achieving boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. Two-thirds of LaGuardia’s over 50,000 students were not born in the United States, coming from over 150 countries and speaking over 100 languages in addition to English. She is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education given to a current college or university president for commitment to higher education and society at large.

Read more +

In 2014, Dr. Mellow was featured in a series of New York Times articles on the challenges and triumphs of LaGuardia and community colleges nationwide. She is frequently sought as a commentator on the changing landscape of higher education and has been quoted in a range of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg BusinessWeek and has appeared on national radio and television broadcasts on NPR, MSNBC and PBS. She has given invited keynote addresses for several national higher education organizations, including the American Council on Education, the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and the League for Innovation in Community Colleges.

She is co-author of the books Taking College Teaching Seriously: Pedagogy Matters! (2015), which explores a groundbreaking digital model for improving college teaching through faculty professional development, and Minding the Dream: The Process and Practice of the American Community College, 2nd Ed (2015), a primer on community colleges, and over 50 scholarly articles. She has served on multiple national organizational boards, with a focus on workforce development, higher education, creating equity in education and supporting college teaching excellence.

 
Meaghan.jpg

Meaghan Duff, Ph.D.

Advisor

LinkedIn

Higher education and technology executive with 20 years experience. SVP, Strategy, Marketing and Business Development at EVERFI; Sr. Director of Professional Learning at EDUCAUSE; Executive Director of the Personalized Learning Consortium at Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU); Executive positions at Blackboard Inc. College faculty for 20 years, including 15 years teaching online. Associate Lecturer in History, University of Massachusetts-Boston; Faculty positions at Vanderbilt University and Western Kentucky University.

 
Julie.jpg

Julie Johnson, Ed.D.

Advisor

LinkedIn | Twitter

Higher education policy expert with 20 years of experience; VP of Strategy, Complete College America; Deputy CEO, University of the District of Columbia Community College; Professorial Lecturer of Education, The George Washington University; Chair of the Board, Maya Angelou Public Charter School; EDUCAUSE Breakthrough Models Academy Winner; Director of Programs, U.S. Department of Education; Ed.D., The George Washington University; Ed.M., Harvard University; B.A., Azusa Pacific University.

 
 
colorblock-pacific-blue.png
 
 

Careers at Faculty Guild

Faculty Guild is a mission-driven organization with a dedicated team of people. We believe in the power of purposeful teaching to make a difference for students. We’re always looking for people to join our team, who share our passion and get excited when talking about a professor who made a difference in their lives.

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

 

Academic Operations

Engineering

  • Coming Soon!

 

Don't see what you are looking for? We routinely post positions to this page as well as announce them on Twitter and LinkedIn. Be sure to follow us for the latest opportunities.

Faculty Guild is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, religion or other legally protected status.

 

Join the teaching success movement.

Prepare your students for a complex world. Invest in your faculty.

 
bg-cta-gray-02.jpg