Faculty Designed Programs or Groups
Faculty can design their own CTE programs. Those programs include:
The Center for Teaching Excellence invites proposals for faculty-designed programs. If you have an idea for a reading group, a working group, a speaker to invite, a Teaching Roundtable, a Faculty Learning Community, etc, submit a proposal to the CTE Director that includes the following:
A detailed explanation of the group, program, or event. Please include the learning objectives or goals.
The format of your group: How many times will you meet? What will you do at meetings (please provide a preliminary schedule of discussion points, topics, or issues to be discussed or work you will accomplish at each meeting)? What teaching materials, report, or product will the group produce by the end of the semester?
A product or deliverable that will result from your work (e.g., new or revised teaching materials, a report, a guidebook that can be shared with colleagues facing similar challenges, etc.)
A preliminary budget (before submitting your proposal, please work with the CTE Director to develop a budget that is appropriate and commensurate with other CTE groups)
The semester in which you'd like your event/program to take place (Fall, Spring, or Summer)
If the group is already formed, a list of faculty interested in participating. If you would like to extend an open call, a draft of the call
- Any other information that will help the CTE make a decision
Here are some sample formats you might model your group after:
...wherein groups of four faculty visit—in round-robin fashion—each others’ classes and then meet on at least four additional occasions to talk about their class visits and about effective pedagogy.
In past years, Teaching Roundtable groups have been formed around subjects (e.g., teaching issues of death and life, teaching methods courses), pedagogical style (e.g., planning field trips/field experiences, designing effective labs), or by cohort (e.g., early career teaching).
...wherein groups of faculty meet periodically throughout the semester to discuss readings that pertain to a pedagogical topic they wish to discuss.
Currently or in past years, Reading groups have been formed to talk about The Teacher's Body: Embodiment, Authority and Identity in the Academy and Presumed Incompetent: The Intersectiosn of Race and Class for Women in Academia.
...wherein groups of fauclty meet periodically throughout the semester or in a concentrated all-day workshop to work on a pedagogical project.
Currently or in past years, faculty have met to create teaching manuals/guidelines, to redesign major or cluster curricula, or to coordinate linkages between courses.
...wherein groups of faculty meet periodically throughout the semester to discuss intersecting areas of research or teaching interests. These faculty sometimes aim to broaden their scholarly understanding, to supplement their teaching materials with sources from other disciplines, to link their courses (sharing lectures or coordinating field trips together), etc.
One-off speaker or consultant:
...wherein groups of faculty sponsor a guest speaker or consultant to address a pedagogical topic or issue relevant to an interdisciplinary audience or specific to their discipline.
- CTE Director: Kristi Upson-Saia, Assoc. Prof. of Religious Studies
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