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Supporting New Faculty Success

New Faculty Success

New Faculty Orientation

Monday, August 17, 2020

8:45 am Introductions and Welcome
Diane Kelly-Riley, Vice Provost for Faculty; Brian Smentkowski, CETL Director
9:00 am Welcome from Faculty Senate
Barbara Kirchmeier, Faculty Senate Chair; Russell Meeuf, Faculty Senate Vice Chair
9:15 am Faculty Resources and Provost Remarks
Diane Kelly-Riley, Vice Provost for Faculty; Torrey Lawrence, Vice Provost for Faculty
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL): Getting ready for classes
Brian Smentkowski, CETL Director
-- Afternoon available for college orientations

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

8:30 am Understanding our Students
Blaine Eckles, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
9:00 am Intro to Diversity
Yolanda Bisbee, Chief Diversity Officer
9:15 am Teaching Effectively in the Time of COVID and Continued Training
Brian Smentkowski, CETL Director
-- Afternoon available for college orientations


Joe Vandal Welcomes YouNew Faculty Seminar

Picking up where New Faculty Orientation left off, the New Faculty Seminar is a year-long program focused on a cluster of topics essential to a strong start and a fruitful career at UI and in higher education. Led by a team of academic leaders, faculty, and staff skilled in and dedicated to successful scholarship, pedagogy, and service, the program is specifically designed to support our new full-time faculty and to sustain a sense of academic community.

Past Recordings

  • 10 Tips for Promotion and/or Tenure Success
    Torrey Lawrence, UI's Provost, shareed an inventory of strategies designed to help you prepare for and navigate the waters to and through promotion and/or tenure.
    Torrey Lawrence, Provost
  • Getting Started with Grants for Research and Scholarship
    Learn about the many ways the Office of Research and Faculty Development can help you identify and pursue grants to support your research and scholarship.
    Carly Cummings and Kendra Mingo, Office of Research and Faculty Development

New Faculty SuccessDedicated Instructional Design Support

Every new faculty member will have a dedicated instructional designer on-hand to help with all aspects of course design, delivery, and assessment, from creating a learning-centered syllabus to mastering and integrating BbLearn tools to reviewing and redesigning your classes –we are here every step of the way. Our team of experts will help you create significant learning experiences suitable for all instructional modalities –face-to-face, online, or hybrid, in the classroom or in the field.

Teaching/Classroom Observations

Teaching ObservationUsing evidence-based practices, three members of the CETL team, all with faculty credentials and faculty development expertise, are on-hand to observe your teaching and provide feedback to enhance teaching, learning, and student engagement. Working one-on-one with the faculty, we take the time to learn about your class, your learning goals, and your teaching strategies, as well as your interests, obstacles, and even frustrations. This powerful strategy not only demonstrates your commitment to excellence in teaching and learning but fosters a climate and practice of informed innovation as an instructor. We offer custom solutions based on empirical observations, tailoring pedagogical alternatives to your specific teaching and learning environments and experiences.

Going Full TILT

Transparency in Learning and Teaching(TILT)What is TILT? It is a Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Ed initiative that promotes students success through: (1) a conscious understanding of how students learn –and how we help them understand their own learning, (2) sharing practices and data about student learning across institutions and disciplines, and (3) working with faculty to design clear and effective learner- and learning-centered assignments. Together, we can shrink the gap between faculty expectations and student performance.

New Faculty Success