Faculty members are invited to create or join a Teaching and Learning Circle. A faculty member serves as the convener and needs a commitment from 5-10 participants, although sessions are open to anyone. Circles should meet at least six times during the academic year and may focus on any theme or topic related to teaching and learning. Examples include service learning, problem-based learning, case studies, internships, teaching first-year students, and so on. Members of the group take turns sharing ideas, posing questions, or leading discussions. The Office of the Provost provides meeting space, logistical support, and light refreshments.
Past topics have included Service Learning, Teaching First-Year Students, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
The Faculty Resource Network (FRN) at New York University is an award-winning professional development initiative that sponsors programs for faculty members from a consortium of over 50 colleges and universities. The Network hosts lectures, symposia, and intensive seminars, all of which are designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
Visit their web site for a complete list at http://www.nyu.edu/frn
There are four programs of the FRN that are regularly offered to University of Hartford faculty members:
Approximate deadlines are indicated below. Please note that in every case a letter of support is required from the Office of the Provost, and so there is an internal deadline that precedes the NYU deadline.Scholar in Residence
The Summer Scholar-in-Residence program allows Network faculty to come to New York University during the month of June to engage in research, develop curricula, and/or produce manuscripts for publication.
The Semester Scholar-in-Residence program allows Network faculty who are either on leave or sabbatical from their home institution to come to New York University to engage in research, develop curricula, and/or produce manuscripts for publication during the Fall or Spring semester.
Internal Deadline: Early September for spring, mid April for fallUniversity Associates
The University Associate (UA) program enables full-time faculty members of Network institutions to come to New York University throughout the academic year to use some of NYU's academic facilities. University Associates can make use of their semester-long tenure by auditing courses, researching in the University libraries, and by participating in open departmental or interdisciplinary colloquia, lectures, symposia and seminars. University Associates may apply for one or all semesters in the academic year.
Internal Deadline: Early October for spring, mid April for summer and fallNetwork Winter/ Network Summer
The week-long, intensive seminars are convened by distinguished faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the country. The seminars run concurrently during a week and cover a broad range of disciplines. Through lectures, field trips, presentations, research, hands-on demonstrations, and interactive discussions, participants are exposed to the most recent scholarship in their fields while being given the opportunity to develop teaching and curriculum strategies for direct classroom application. Successful applicants are provided with housing accommodations, breakfast and lunch, as well as reading materials required for the program. Participants cover their own travel expenses.
Internal Deadlines: Early February for Network Summer, mid September for Network Winter
Assistant Provost and Dean of Faculty Development (860.768.4504)
The Faculty Center for Learning and Development (FCLD) assists faculty with the incorporation of technology and new teaching methods into their established curriculum. The center offers a wide range of seminars on a variety of topics throughout the year, including e-learning and Blackboard, scanning, PowerPoint, copyright, digital video, and emerging technologies for teaching. FCLD also provides instruction and support for classroom applications, such as interactive whiteboards, SMART classrooms, and Personal Response System (a.k.a. clickers). Instructional workshops and seminars may be held at FCLD or, if facilities are available at a location within a particular department, school, or college. Whatever the application or technology, all of FCLD's seminars emphasize teaching first and are designed to engage faculty from all disciplines and all technological skill levels.
For details: http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/fcld/