I share ideas and create resources you can use to engage students and improve learning. My areas of expertise are: faculty development, teaching and learning in higher education, flipped classrooms in higher education, active learning, student engagement, instructional design, and professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Learn more: barbihoneycutt.com.
Over the past 17 years, I have facilitated more than 3,200 workshops, presentations, and professional development events. I have worked with more than 17,000 graduate students, postgraduate scholars, faculty members, and leaders representing nearly every profession within industry, education, government, and nonprofit settings.
In 2011, I created FLIP It Consulting, an educational consulting company where I focus on facilitating workshops, sharing strategies, and designing resources to support educators in creating engaging learning environments using the FLIP! What’s the FLIP? The FLIP is when you “Focus on your Learners by Involving them in the Process.”
The FLIP means reversing how you design a learning environment so learners focus on higher level learning outcomes to increase engagement and enhance learning during the class time. When we work together, you’ll see that I “practice what I teach”…I FLIP my own events so you can see and feel how the inverted instruction model works from the learner’s point of view.
I continue to develop resources and provide professional development opportunities for faculty, instructors, graduate students, and postdocs. I have written five books and created a curriculum of self-paced online courses for educators who are looking for more ideas to engage students and improve learning.
From June 2008-June 2015, I served as the Director of Graduate Teaching Programs in the Graduate School at North Carolina State University. As part of the Preparing Future Leaders professional development initiative, I provided support, training, and resources for graduate students representing all colleges within the university. I specialized in designing programs for graduate teaching assistants and future faculty in their pursuit to become effective and engaging teachers in the college classroom.
As part of this position, I created and directed the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching program and I designed and facilitated the Fundamentals in Teaching workshop series which allowed any graduate student, postdoc, or instructor throughout the NC State campus community learn how to teach effectively in the college classroom. I also served as the faculty co-advisor for the University Graduate Student Association for four years.
I enjoy mentoring graduate student leaders and working collaboratively with faculty, especially when the work focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education. I established iCATT, the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Advancing TA Training, with several faculty colleagues from across the university representing humanities and sciences disciplines. This faculty learning community worked together to conduct scholarship and create programs and resources to support training and professional development opportunities for graduate teaching assistants.
As an adjunct faculty member, I mentored one graduate student and we co-created the Mentoring and Teaching Practicum. This practicum allowed graduate students and postdocs an opportunity to connect with local universities to interview faculty, teach classes, and engage in discussions about pedagogy and career preparation. I have also mentored 10 graduate students as we co-developed a variety of teaching, mentoring, and leadership programs to support graduate student professional development.
Prior to working in the Graduate School, I held every position (from intern to director!) in the teaching and learning center (Office of Faculty Development) in the Office of the Provost at NC State University. I designed and facilitated workshops for faculty and graduate students. I held individual consultations for faculty members, managed the center’s budget, developed new programs, coordinated the new faculty orientation, and provided leadership for a team of five full-time employees and three part-time graduate student assistants. I also worked closely with the center’s advisory board and coordinated efforts to recognize and reward teaching excellence across the university.
I also serve as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Leadership, Policy, Adult & Higher Education in the College of Education at NC State.