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The Center for Teaching & Faculty Development (CTFD) supports the professional development of faculty across all career stages and disciplines with a wide range of programs and resources focused on teaching, mentoring, scholarly writing, tenure preparation, leadership, and work/life balance.

The CTFD is the proud recipient of The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education's 2011 Robert J. Menges Award for Outstanding Research in Educational Development, an honor given in recognition of CTFD's work on the Mellon Mutual Mentoring Initiative.

Professional and Organizational Development

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August Faculty Writing Retreat

  • Thursday, August 21, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • For information, email Brian Baldi.

Active Learning Institute

  • Aug 25-26: Robin Wright from University of Minnesota. Professor Wright is the Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs in the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) and professor of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development at the University of Minnesota. In 2014, she was awarded the Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education from the Genetics Society of America.
  • To sign up, click here.

New Faculty Orientation

  • Tuesday, August 26, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • To register, click here.

Teaching Assistant Orientation

  • Friday, August 29, 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM
  • To register, click here.
  • For a draft agenda, see here.
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The CTFD and Office of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) are very pleased to have been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society to support the use of contemplative practices in course design and teaching. For more info, see here.

The CTFD is proud to announce its involvement in the CIRTL grant from the National Science Foundation. For more info on our CIRTL programming for graduate students and postdocs, see here.

CIRTL

 
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