Alicia Cosky, Ed.D. - Dean of Faculty Development
Dunham Hall 225
Dr. Alicia Cosky currently serves as Dean of Faculty Development and coordinates the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She is responsible for the professional development and mentoring of the Aurora University faculty (full-time and adjunct). She serves as a member of the senior academic leadership team and works in close collaboration with the vice president for academic affairs and other administrative personnel. She is an advocate for the faculty in all such settings. Dr. Cosky initiated and facilitates the Developing Teaching Effectiveness Experience required of all new full-time faculty. She works closely with the Faculty Development Committee as an ex officio member, in the planning, delivery and assessment of development programs. Dr. Cosky develops leadership among directors and program chairs through sessions that provide direction and mentoring to successfully meet the responsibilities of academic program administration.
Dr. Cosky began her tenure at Aurora University in 1993 as Chair of the Physical Education Program. Under her leadership as Director and Professor, the Athletic Training Education Program became NATA certified; two new majors were developed, Fitness & Health Promotion and Coaching & Youth Sport Development; and the K-12 Physical Education Program became NCATE/NASPE accredited. She also served as an Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities, and Chair of the Faculty Senate.
Joyce Pratt - Administrative Assistant
Dunham Hall 238
Joyce Pratt serves as Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty. She supports the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Faculty Development Committee, as well as the Departments of Business, Communications, Criminal Justice and History at Aurora University. She graduated from North Central College, earning a B.A. in Biology. Prior to joining Aurora University, Mrs. Pratt served as office assistant for the Career Services office at Waubonsee Community College.
Mailing and Shipping Address
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Dunham Hall 236
347 S Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Dunham Hall 238 (campus map)
(second floor of Dunham Hall)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
2016-2017 Faculty Development Committee
630-947-8934 | Orchard Center
630-844-4577 | Parolini
262-245-8613 | Meyer Hall 217 (GWC)
630-844-5684 | Institute 224
Heidi Schlumpf, FDC Chair
630-844-3694 | Dunham 215B
630-844-3707| Alumni 118
630-844-4917 | Dunham 238
Dean of Faculty Development
Ad hoc Member
630-844-5116 | Dunham 225