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The Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development 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.

For general inquiries or help identifying the best contact, please email tefd@umass.edu or call 413.545.1225.

TEFD 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 TEFD's work on the Mellon Mutual Mentoring Initiative.

Professional and Organizational Development

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Instructional Services Fair

Fall Mini Faculty Writing Retreats

  • Friday, September 23, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday, October 21, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 17, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • To sign up, contact .

Critical Perspectives on Technology
“Mindful Tech: Finding Balance in an Age of Overload and Distraction”. Join guest speaker David Levy, Professor at the Information School, University of Washington, for an interactive workshop.

  • Thursday, November 17, 1pm-3pm
  • Location: Campus Center 163C
  • For more information and to register, see here.

Fall 2016 TEFD Teaching & Diversity Professional Development Series
International Group Series Fall 2016. Join our International Group Series for exploring in an informal space how our cultural, social, and linguistic identities impact our teaching and our interactions with students.

  • Event #1: Adapting to Teaching at UMass
    • Tuesday, September 13, 1:30pm-3pm
    • Location: Campus Center 805-09
    • Register here.
  • Event #2: How is it going? Mid-semester Reflections
    • Friday, October 14, 10am-11.30am
    • Location: TEFD conference room, 301 Goodell
    • Register here.
  • Event #3: Teaching Challenges: The 5 Why’s Process
    • Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 12pm-1:30pm

Diversity Lunch Talks Fall 2016. Join your colleagues for this series of informal TEFD Diversity Lunch Talks through which we want to explore issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity in teaching.

  • Event #1: Let's talk about it: Leading inclusive discussions
    • Friday, September 23, 11.45am-1.15pm
    • Location: TEFD, Campus Center 165-69
    • Register here.
  • Event #2: Let's talk about it: Diversity and Teaching Inclusively in STEM
    • Thursday, October 20, 11:45am-1:15pm
    • Location: Campus Center 911-15
    • Register here.
  • Event #3: Let's talk about it: The Inclusive Syllabus
    • Tuesday, November 8, 11.45am-1.15pm

Meet the Author Jennine Capó Crucet: Common Read Faculty Book Conversation.
Please join us for this special oportinity to engage in a conversation with Jennine Capó Crucet, the author of this year’s Common Read book, Make Your Home Among Strangers.

  • Thursday, September 29, 2.00pm-3.30pm
  • Location: Campus Center 804
  • Register here.

Teaching Workshop: Motivating Students by Teaching Inclusively
This interactive workshop is aimed at participants across all disciplines who seek effective and practical teaching strategies that foster motivation in their classrooms across diverse students. Please plan to attend both sessions.

  • Register here.
  • Session 1: Tuesday, October 18, 1PM-2:30PM
  • Session 2: Tuesday, October 25, 1PM-2:30PM
  • Location for both sessions: Campus Center 805-09
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TEFD 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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