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

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 12:00AM to Friday, September 06, 2019 - 5:00PM
Summer Syllabus Consultation

The Center for Teaching and Learning (formerly TEFD) invites you to jump-start your semester with a conversation about your course and your course syllabus.

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.

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

In this workshop, presenter Kirsten Helmer will introduce you to six principles of an inclusive syllabus design and provide examples that illustrate how these principles can be applied to the design or re-design of your syllabus.

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.