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

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. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 2:00PM
Intellus Workshop

Intellus Learning, which provides a platform for faculty to quickly and easily discover and adopt free digital content (OER) has partnered with the eCampus FAST Adoption Tool. Join us for a live demo/training to learn more about how to find and use OER materials on May 23 2:00 - 4:00 pm in 608 Goodell.

For more information and to register, visit this page.

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

Lisa Saunders on Teaching Theory Inclusively
Associate Professor | Economics

"The interdependent utility exercise helps many students realise they can do economics without accepting theories and policy perspectives that do not reflect their values or solve problems important to them."

In an article on teaching theory in Economics classes, Dr. Lisa Saunders (Economics) explains how a particular active learning exercise can help students better understand the concepts of rational choice and independenty utility.