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Faculty Academy Promotes Student Success

October 5, 2016

The Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning sponsors monthly meetings with Senate and non‐Senate faculty members interested in supporting instruction of first-year students through the Faculty Academy on Teaching First-Year Students.

This year, monthly meetings focus on topics that intersect with “Implications of Deliberate Practice for Academic Performance.” The goal is to refine faculty members’ understanding of first-year students’ preparation, dispositions and needs for further instructional resource planning. To support this work, the Faculty Academy on Teaching First-Year Students offers a certificate program. A description of the certificate program is posted online.

Benefits to participating in the academy include:

  • opportunities to collaborate with faculty members with similar instructional responsibilities from a range of disciplines;
  • development of innovative strategies to increase first-year success; and
  • creation of resources for all instructors of first-year courses to share on the Teaching Academy website.

Faculty members interested exploring the instructional needs of first-year students and planning support activities are invited to attend the monthly meetings, held from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Acorn Room of the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library (KL 159). Upcoming meeting dates are:

  • Oct. 12
  • Nov. 16
  • Dec. 7

For more information, contact Adriana Signorini.