Teach & Tell

Once a month, the Center for Teaching hosts a casual lunch gathering for faculty to share teaching ideas and techniques with their colleagues. Topics so far have included a method for close reading and building rapport in the classroom, active learning, mentoring students, film in the classroom, research in the classroom, and others.

Connected Colleagues

Formerly called the faculty mentorship program, the CfT sponsors a “connected colleagues” program that sponsors triads of faculty from different disciplines and ranks getting together over lunch or coffee to talk about teaching and the profession.

Faculty Learning Communities

The Center for Teaching sponsors faculty learning communities, which bring small groups of faculty together in a casual setting to discuss topics of common interest.

Co-Sponsoring Talks and Events

We are always happy to assist groups on campus hoping to organize a talk, workshop or event that promotes excellence in teaching. We have co-sponsored events with the Director of Advising, the Mellon Globalization Forum, the QEP initiative (speaking and listening), and more.

New Faculty Programming

The CfT works closely with Betsy Sandlin, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Faculty Development, to provide orientation and year-long programming for our new faculty. This year’s schedule is as follows:

New Faculty Development Sessions

New Faculty Development Sessions

(Center for Teaching, 2nd floor of duPont Library)

The Center for Teaching works closely with Betsy Sandlin, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Faculty Development, to provide orientation and year-long programming for our new faculty.  Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will take place from 3-5 pm. This year’s schedule is as follows: 

 


2019-2020 New faculty development sessions:

(Center for Teaching, 2nd floor of duPont Library)
Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will take place from 3-5 p.m.

 

FALL 2019

September 13, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Center for Teaching
1a. Proposing new courses 
1b. Taking stock of the first few weeks 

November 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Center for Teaching
2a.Problem-solving protocol for addressing some of the semester’s sticky situations so far

(some faculty members in their 2nd-5th years at Sewanee will join us for this session to provide their advice)

2b."Small teaching" and practical pedagogical strategies

December 12 [12-2 p.m. session with lunch]
3.Reflections on the first semester and an opportunity to “ask anything”

 

SPRING 2020

January 31, 3:00-5:00
4a.Diversity, equity, and inclusion: the inclusive classroom 

4b.Mid-semester feedback 

February 28, 3:00-5:00
5.Getting to know the University (better): student and staff panels

April 30 (Reading Day), 3:00-5:00
6a.Balancing teaching, research, and service: reflecting on the first year and preparing for the second-year review

6b. Brief overview of College and University committees and service