Complimentary Access to National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

As part of the university’s commitment to improving the campus climate, an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is now available to all faculty, postdoctoral workers and graduate students at no cost. The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of scholars and students from more than 450 colleges and universities. Its resources are intended to benefit faculty and students of color, as well as all who are in need of general mentoring and looking for support during their career transitions. To activate your membership, visit the NCFDD website. For more information, visit Diversity Matters

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Upcoming Events

Friday, January 25, 2019 -
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Scholarly Writing Retreat - January 2019

Please join us for our monthly retreat where you can focus on scholarly writing in the company of colleagues. You are welcome to drop-in througout the day. More "Scholarly Writing Retreat" info.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 11:00AM
Fulbright Workshop & Luncheon

Faculty are invited to attend this annual event sponsored by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement, TEFD, and IPO.  A workshop/luncheon is planned for Wednesday, January 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Amherst Room. A representative from Fulbright and a panel of faculty Fulbright alums will provide information and insight into Fulbright opportunities and the application process.  Individual consultations with the Fulbright rep will occur the afternoon of January 30 and on the morning of January 31. Space is limited. Please contact Kimberly Stender by January 18 to register for the workshop/luncheon and an individual consultation.

Friday, February 01, 2019 -
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Map Your Mentor Network

Traditional ideas about mentoring—often pairing a senior faculty member with an early-career faculty member—has the potential to result in unfulfilling professional development. Join us to discuss the mutual mentoring framework and how identifying a network of mentors can help you thrive as a new faculty member. This workshop is part of the First Year, First Friday series for all new faculty.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 -
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Mutual Mentoring Information Session 1

Mutual Mentoring Information Sessions will cover the components of TEFD's Mutual Mentoring Team Grant and Micro Grants. All interested applicants are required to attend one information session in order to be considered for a grant.

Faculty Profile

David Gross Partners with TEFD to Study Teaching
Professor | Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

“Comparing across three different sections of the same course, we did not find statistically significant differences in individual performance, effort, or team performance depending on whether teams were formed by the instructor, by students, or randomly by the learning management system.”

In collaboration with TEFD’s Mei-Yau Shih and Sarah Pociask, David Gross (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) studied the impact of team formation strategies on student performance and attitudes in one of his team-based courses. They found that instructor-designed teams were more diverse, but that students in these teams performed no better than their peers in self-selected or randomly assigned teams. To find out more, read the full article, which was published in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.