Guest Faculty Program
Faculty share their expertise and infuse new perspectives and new energy into colleagues' classes.
As you design your courses, you might consider inviting an Oxy colleague to give a guest lecture, facilitate a class discussion, lead a class field trip or debate, give a performance, etc. The Center for Teaching Excellence believes that faculty learn from watching colleagues at work and that students benefit from being introduced to a different faculty’s perspective.
Inviting faculty must be present at the class. After the class, the inviting faculty member is expected to write a (2-3 paragraph) review of the class, including how students benefited from the guest and what the inviting faculty member learned from his/her colleague’s approach. Once this is received, guest faculty will be compensated $150.
To apply for these funds, please contact Kristi Upson-Saia (email@example.com) at least two days in advance of the guest lecture, but note that funding is limited so be in touch with me as soon as possible to reserve your funds.
*For budgetary reasons there will be a limit of one such honorarium per faculty member per semester.
Here’s what faculty have to say about the Guest Teaching Program:
“Thank you for enabling us to participate in this valuable program. The students and I benefitted enormously from his class visit.”
“The students LOVED the class and felt that they had learned a lot. They saw the work that I do as an art historian - as well as in comparison to other art historical methodologies that they've experienced - in a new context”
“To have a colleague in the Sciences lead a discussion in my History course was interdisciplinarity at its best!”
“I’m grateful for the generosity of this program that allows us to collaborate with colleagues and that brings fresh perspectives and new energy into our classes.”
- CTE Director: Kristi Upson-Saia, Assoc. Prof. of Religious Studies
- Office: Fowler 402
- Phone: (323) 259-2855
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org