Announcements

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

January
16
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 -
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Spring New Faculty Orientation

This "just-in-time" orientation is open to all new full-time faculty beginning their appointments in January 2019.

January
30
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 11:00AM
Fulbright Workshop & Luncheon

Faculty are invited to attend this annual event sponsored by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement, TEFD, and IPO.  A workshop/luncheon is planned for Wednesday, January 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Amherst Room. A representative from Fulbright and a panel of faculty Fulbright alums will provide information and insight into Fulbright opportunities and the application process.  Individual consultations with the Fulbright rep will occur the afternoon of January 30 and on the morning of January 31. Space is limited. Please contact Kimberly Stender kstender@umass.edu by January 18 to register for the workshop/luncheon and an individual consultation.

February
01
Friday, February 01, 2019 -
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Map Your Mentor Network

Traditional ideas about mentoring—often pairing a senior faculty member with an early-career faculty member—has the potential to result in unfulfilling professional development. Join us to discuss the mutual mentoring framework and how identifying a network of mentors can help you thrive as a new faculty member. 

February
05
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 -
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Mutual Mentoring Information Session 1

Mutual Mentoring Information Sessions will cover the components of TEFD's Mutual Mentoring Team Grant and Micro Grants. All interested applicants are required to attend one information session in order to be considered for a grant.

Faculty Profile

Laetitia La Follette Publishes on Art History Teaching
Associate Professor | History of Art & Architecture

"For students to understand the power of art, they have to learn what it is to become art historians and then do it themselves. That means working to find their own meanings and interpretations, which requires synthesis and creativity."

In a new article on art history pedagogy, Laetitia La Follette (History of Art & Architecture) explains how Bloom's Taxonomy can be adapted to support deeper, more student-centered learning activities in a large art history survey course.