This study proposes PAM—a model that tests the specific factors that predict faculty's intention to adopt active learning pedagogies. The study adapts the technology acceptance model (TAM) to better understand the factors that might affect a faculty member’s intention to adoption new technology. The results largely support the model. For external factors, the percentage of time lecturing was significantly related to perceived ease of adoption and social influence. Instructor perceptions of the usefulness of the pedagogy significantly predicted instructor’s pedagogical attitude. Finally, pedagogical attitude significantly predicted the instructor’s intention to adopt a pedagogy. These results suggest that a TAM-based model is useful for understanding faculty adoption behaviors.