DARE-Sponsored Professional Development Activities
The FELI Workshop
The ACE Experiential Learning Institute (FELI) is five-day professional development experience designed for community college faculty, staff, and administrators. The FELI is an experiential workshop involving more than fifty exercises and activities. These activities include but are not limited to large group discussion, small group sharing and presentations, movement activities, role-playing and reflection.
The FELI workshop challenges participants in many ways:
A majority of participants report that they experience significant renewal and inspiration upon completion of a FELI.
This workshop simulates the transformative learning incorporated into the ACE Bridge Semester program for students.
MPR Associates, Inc. is conducting a formal study:
In general, the results show that participants value their experience in the FELI highly, and report personal transformational effects similar to those experienced by community college students who complete the ACE Foundation Course. FELI participants indicate that participation has positive effects on their teaching, improves their communication strategies, and alters their beliefs about teaching.