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This yearlong program provides a forum for new tenure-track faculty to explore issues that are beyond the scope of the New Instructor Workshop and are characteristic of ongoing faculty responsibilities. It offers 8 sessions designed to provide faculty with collegial support, access to seasoned faculty and
administrators, and an opportunity to ask questions and network over lunch.
of sessions that were offered during the past year included: Student
Motivation & the Reflective Teacher; The Teacher as Evaluator;
Faculty as Educator – Tackling the tougher student issues; Faculty as
Scholar– Effectively Navigating Scholarship; Faculty and Workload and
Life Balancing Issues; The Teacher as Advisor; Charting the Promotion
and Tenure Pathway; and Celebrating & Evaluating Program Completion.
Eligible tenure-track faculty members are identified from those who
participate in our 3-day New Instructor workshop. While participation
in the First Year Faculty Program is optional, for those faculty who do
get involved, they receive a financial incentive. Guidance for
developing the program originally came from Provost Furst-Bowe and
Deans; funding for the workshop series and lunches was provided by the
This multiphase pilot program is for faculty interested in transforming and integrating diversity into their courses. Holly Teuber (Speech Communication), Virginia Lea (School of Education), and Renee Howarton (Director, Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center) will be facilitating this year's expanded version of the Infusing Diversity Across the Curriculum Project and kicked off the event with a workshop held August 20-21, 2014.
This yearlong project is being funded by the Chancellor's
Office Diversity Leader Team. Participants will receive a financial
stipend for their active involvement and completion of the project.
Diversity Program participants include:
Ursula Murray Husted