Announcements

Save the Date: New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation for academic year 2019-20 will be on Monday, August 26, 2019. New faculty (both tenure-track faculty and 100% full-time non-tenure-track instructional faculty) will be contacted via email by the Office of Faculty Development to RSVP for the event.


Upcoming Events

April
26
Friday, April 26, 2019 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group Meeting

"Teaching Ethnographically: Qualitative Inquiry as Contemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education.” Led by Maria José Botelho (Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies) and Ellen Pader (Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning). For more information about contemplative pedagogy, please visit our CP page.

May
03
Friday, May 03, 2019 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group Meeting

Come join colleagues interested in using contemplative exercises to deepen learning. 

For more information about contemplative pedagogy, please visit our CP page.

May
21
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Annual Off-Site Scholarly Writing Retreat

TEFD hosts an off-site Scholarly Writing Retreat every May which helps faculty jump-start their summer writing projects.This highly-rated event offers faculty a comfortable and collegial environment, in a beautiful location, in which to work on scholarly projects. 

August
26
Monday, August 26, 2019 -
9:00AM to 3:30PM
New Faculty Orientation

The campus-wide New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is for new tenure-system faculty members and full-time (100%) lecturers/instructors and is organized by the Office of Faculty Development. NFO will introduce you to UMass and various campus resources that are intended to support your teaching, research, and life-work balance. The Office of Faculty Development will send new an invitation with additional information in early July. In addition to the campus-wide orientation, many departments and some schools/colleges sponsor orientation events for their new faculty. Ask your department chair or departmental administrator if such programming exists.

Faculty Profile

Anna Branch on Great Collaborative Activities
Associate Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion | Sociology

"A great activity forces you to think across ideas and, in the design, challenges you."

Dr. Anna Branch, Associate Professor and Associate Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, discusses the elements of well-constructed collaborative activities that result in deep learning.