LAS Teaching Academy Programs
The Annual New Faculty Retreat acquaints new faculty with the teaching programs and opportunities at the University and involves them in sessions that introduce them to innovative instructional techniques and strategies to enhance student engagement.
The New Faculty Teaching Luncheon Series features experts that focus on a particular aspect of teaching and learning, e.g., implementing active and cooperative learning, teaching large classes effectively, soliciting and interpreting student feedback to improve performance, and developing a teaching portfolio.
Instructional Staff Development is a program geared toward temporary and non-tenure-track faculty members. Activities begin with a one-day workshop, held immediately before the first day of the Fall semester. The second set of activities is a series of interactive luncheon presentations.
The Reflective Teaching Seminar for junior faculty focuses on practical teaching topics such as developing effective lesson plans, engaging students in critical thinking, leading discussions, and developing discipline-based writing skills. NOW Accepting Nominations for the next cohort: 2010-2011
LASTA Teaching Circles foster periodic discussions among LAS faculty who have similar roles and face common instructional challenges.
The Junior Faculty Mentoring Program is a program for new junior faculty members in which they are paired with mentors from outside their home departments who share a common research interest or whose disciplines are related.