Long-term programming is tailored to the needs and interests of specific groups. Types of long-term programming includes:
New Faculty Members
New faculty members participate in a full-day orientation prior to the start of their first academic year, followed by monthly workshops. Topics include: institutional data and student demographics; first day of classes; development of a sound syllabus; defining and assessing student learning outcomes; learning styles/teaching styles; campus support services; student advising; student evaluation of teaching; small groups in the classroom; the reappointment process; long-range career planning. Long-term plans for the Center for Teaching and Learning include the establishment of a new faculty mentoring program.
Faculty Writing Retreats
Join your colleagues one day each month for uninterrupted writing time. We supply a quiet space, lunch, beverages and light snacks throughout the day, and encouragement. You bring your laptop and other materials. See our Spring 2015 schedule (pdf).
Online Learning: An Overview
This eight-week, fully online course lets faculty members experience online learning from the perspective of a student, and introduces the key elements of an online course. Topics include:
Participants work collaboratively with peers to analyze and assess online course design elements and technologies, by critiquing online courses in different disciplines. Each participant takes one unit of a course they teach face-to-face and redesigns it for online learning.
Faculty members pair across schools to observe each others’ classrooms and interview the students. Partners meet regularly to share findings, and all the partners meet monthly to explore selected topics in more detail.
Faculty Learning Communities
A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is an interdisciplinary group of 6-8 faculty members who meet regularly to discuss topics of mutual interest as they work on projects within a common, mutually supportive environment. Members participate in frequent seminars and other activities, and form a close-knit community that encourages social, intellectual, and reflective discussion.