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, 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

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."