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

Thursday, October 18, 2018 -
10:00AM to 11:15AM
International Scholars Series - Searching for Our Authentic Teaching Persona

How can we preserve our joy and love of teaching? How can we grow as teachers? How can we find the courage to teach with integrity and authenticity? In this interactive session we want to explore what these questions mean for us as educators who sometimes struggle with teaching authentically as we find ourselves positioned at the margins of our own classrooms. More "Searching for Our Authentic Teaching Persona" info.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Scholarly Writing Retreat - October 2018

You are welcome to join us for an hour, come and go to accommodate unexpected meetings, or spend the entire day in the company of your colleagues. A $5 ticket to purchase refreshments in the library cafe or Campus Center will be provided when you arrive. More "Scholarly Writing Retreat" info.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Diversity and General Education – Aligning How You Teach with the New GenEd DIV Learning Outcomes

This session provides faculty who are currently teaching a GenEd course with a DU/DG designation with a midterm check-in opportunity to share and discuss challenges and successes related to engaging their students with the new GenEd Diversity Learning Outcomes. Join TEFD Director of Programming for Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity Kirsten Helmer and members of the General Education Council for this interactive cross-disciplinary session.

Friday, October 26, 2018 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group Meeting

Come join colleagues interested in using contemplative exercises to deepen learning. This meeting will feature a presentation, "'Culture Keepers': Dynamic Mindfulness & Social Justice Practices in K-12 Public Schools and Higher Education," by Kofi-Charu Nat Turner, Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at UMass Amherst.

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

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."