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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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Student-Centered Teaching & Learning Fellowship Call for Applications

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018. If you are redesigning a course for Spring 2018 and would benefit from a structured process working together with colleagues from across campus, consisider applying for an SCTL Fellowship.

Spring 2017 TEFD Teaching & Diversity Professional Development Series

DIVERSITY LUNCH TALKS. Come for lunch, connect, and join your colleagues to explore issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity in teaching. Open to faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.

Event #3: Let's talk about it - Better Sciences, Better Learning Through Inclusive Teaching
Join guest speaker Patricia DiBartolo (Caroline L. Wall '27 Professor of Psychology, Smith College, and 2008 recipient of Smith’s Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching)

  • Wednesday, April 12, 12:15 – 1:30 pm
  • Location: 174-76 Campus Center
  • Register here

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS DISCUSSION GROUP. Come for lunch, connect, and exchange ideas, views, and teaching practices with other international faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD) and the Graduate School Office of Professional Development (OPD).

Event #3: Open Forum: Connect, Share, Exchange Ideas – Thursday, April 13, 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
301 Goodell, TEFD Conference Room

Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group

  • Friday, May 5, 10:00-11:30 am
    Open Topic Discussion
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Twelve Faculty Selected as 2017 – 2018 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, and Equity)

Throughout the program year, participants will explore how they can enhance students’ learning and academic success across cultural, social, and learning differences by adopting a strength-based, inclusive and equitable approach to teaching and learning grounded in the value of diversity.

The twelve faculty fellows represent a wide range of disciplines and teaching interests. See the TIDE 2017 – 2018 announcement for more details.

 
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