The Teacher-Scholar Seminar is equally dedicated to excellence in each domain, with an emphasis on the relationship between the two. Our goal is to help faculty develop their credentials and provide evidence of their efforts to attain excellence in an ongoing and cumulative fashion. This is accomplished through a highly intentional and innovative "curriculum", delivered in a climate of trust and mutually supportive academic community:

Year One: The Core. New Faculty Seminar. One topic per month.

  • On being a teacher-scholar
  • The principles and practices of scholarly teaching
  • Developing and executing a successful and sustainable research agenda
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Representing your credentials / developing your dossier
  • Critical self- and other-evaluation and reflection
  • Charting a course to a successful academic career
  • Staying on course and course corrections: year-to-year assessment and planning
Years 2-5: Electives
  • Your choice of sessions, at least per semester, on innovations and advancement in teaching and learning, scholarship and research, and professional development.
    • Every semester, the offerings in each category will include advancement-oriented topics that match the evolving interests of the faculty.
    • Teacher-Scholar Seminar sessions will be clearly indicated on each agenda.
  • Every semester will feature a faculty development check-in/cohort conversation, and every year will conclude with a collegial  annual assessment and planning session.
Year 3 and 5: Special Topics
  • The path to tenure and promotion is guided by a series of important mile markers, not the least of which include third year review and the submission of materials for promotion and tenure review.
    • Our goal is to support you at each of these critical junctures.
  • Specially designated sessions on critical reflection and evaluation, preparing and assembling your materials, and refining your dossier will be offered.

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