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

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.

August
28
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 -
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Syllabus (Re)Design: Six Principles of an Inclusive Syllabus

In this workshop we will focus on developing a syllabus that supports teaching our students in inclusive and equitable ways. Event location: TBD

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.