NEW FACULTY TEACHING ACADEMY
Designed for faculty in all fields, whether or not they are new to college-level teaching, this Academy introduces new faculty to UC Santa Cruz students and to the fundamentals of evidence-based teaching practices and practices of course design and delivery that promote equitable outcomes.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
With the goal of introducing new faculty to UC Santa Cruz as an institution, and supporting the transition to faculty life here, the Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) welcomes new Senate faculty to the Teaching Academy in September each year.
The Teaching Academy is part of the New Faculty Academy, a collaboration between CITL and the Academic Senate Committee on Career Advising that includes an initial introduction to the structure of the university and cohort building day (New Faculty Orientation); the two-day Teaching Academy introducing faculty new to UC Santa Cruz to our students and to the fundamentals of evidence-based teaching practices; and a series of deeper dives into faculty governance, research, and career development over the rest of the year.
Designed for faculty in all fields, whether or not they are new to college-level teaching, the Teaching Academy includes a thorough introduction to the instructional landscape at UC Santa Cruz. Topics include research- and evidence-based approaches to:
- course design, with a focus on inclusive teaching and universal design
- pedagogy (including active-learning based lecturing and seminar facilitation)
- working with TAs and other members of your teaching team
- assignment and assessment design
- supporting student academic integrity
- resources for working with students facing academic and personal challenges
- mentoring graduate students
- strategies for remote teaching
2020 New Faculty Teaching Academy
The 2020 New Faculty Teaching Academy will take place September 22-23 at the Coastal Science Campus*.
It will be co-facilitated by:
- Robin Dunkin, Assistant Teaching Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and
- Jody Greene, Professor of Literature, Feminist Studies and the History of Consciousness, CITL Founding Director, and Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning.
Other faculty and staff members from the campus will give presentations in areas of particular expertise.
*Please note that we are very much hoping for an in person event, but if circumstances disallow that, we are prepared to shift the academy to an online format. In that case, the events will likely be broken into shorter sessions and offered over a longer period of time
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
New faculty in any discipline are welcome to participate in the 2020 New Faculty Teaching Academy on September 22 and 23 at the Coastal Science Campus
We request that all participants commit to attending the entire two full days of the Teaching Academy, rather than participating on a drop-in basis.
RSVP link coming soon.