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, December 14, 2018 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group Meeting

Come join the Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group for our final meeting of the semester. The meeting will include sharing strategies and reflecting on our fall teaching. For more information about contemplative pedagogy, please visit our CP page.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 -
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Spring New Faculty Orientation

This "just-in-time" orientation is open to all new full-time faculty beginning their appointments in January 2019.

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. 

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

Associate Professor Haivan Hoang
Haivan Hoang on Discomfort in the Classroom
Associate Professor | English

“I’ve thought about which kinds of discomfort are productive, and what kinds of safety are necessary in classes.”

Dr. Haivan Hoang, winner of the 2017 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching, discusses how best to teach texts that some students may find difficult, in the interest of "creating an open space for students to share their true perspective."