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.
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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.
Spring 2017 TEFD Teaching Á 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 #1: Let's talk about it - Teaching Controversial Topics Now
Please join professors Megan Lewis (Theater) and Sut Jhally (Communication), and Kyla Walters (PhD Candidate, Sociology), for this interactive panel discussion in response to additional challenges and risks instructors may face in light of an increase in perceived and real threats against academic freedom.
- Thursday, February 2, 11:30AM – 1:00pm
- Location: 3rd floor Communication Hub, Integrative Learning Center
Save the dates:
Event #2: Let's talk about it - Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom
- Monday, March 6, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
- Location: 165-69 Campus Center
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)
- Friday, April 21, 12:15 – 1:30 pm
- Location: 174-76 Campus Center
Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC)
The Summer Institute faculty fly east to engage with you on current topics,
putting theory into practice for the work they love to do.
March 14-17, 2017
Session 1: March 14-16
Session 2: March 17
For more info: http://intercultural.org/wiic.html
Hybrid Instruction: How To Redesign Your Course To Maximize Benefits
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group
- Friday, October 28, 10:00–11:30AM
- Thursday, November 17, 10:00–11:30AM
- Friday, December 2, 10:00–11:30 AM
- Location: TEFD Conference Room, 301 Goodell
“Seminar Teaching”. Join guest speaker Peter Lindsay, Associate Professor of Political Science and Philosophy and the former Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Georgia State University, for a lively discussion on leading seminars.
- Thursday, December 1, 12 PM to 1:30 PM
- Location: TEFD Conference Room
- For more information and to register, see here.
TEFD staff, graduate students, and UMass faculty attended the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network for Higher Education Conference in Louisville, KY.