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New Faculty Programs and Resources

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New Faculty Orientation

This orientation takes place every fall the week before classes start and is offered through the Office of Academic Affairs for newly appointed faculty members and academic professionals. This is an opportunity to get acquainted with administrators, other faculty and academic professionals, and the University of Wyoming community. The fall 2016 orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, August 25th. For more information, click here or contact Aneesa McDonald, Office of Academic Affairs, (307) 766-4287.

Teaching and Learning Seminars*

This series of seminars is designed to address a spectrum of topics of interest to new instructors with teaching assignments. Experienced instructors with significant success in teaching lead many of these workshops. For further information, and to register for sessions, click here.

     Liven Up your Syllabus - Tuesday, September 6th, 12:00-1:30 pm, Coe Library 506

     Quick and Easy Techniques for Incorporating Active and Engaged Learning into your Course - Tuesday, October 18th, 12:00-1:30 pm, Coe Library 506

     Seven Ways of Learning - Monday, November 7th, 12:00-1:30 pm, Coe Library 506

Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment Sessions

Offered by the Office of Academic Affairs for new tenure-track faculty and Academic Professional Lecturers, the first session will outline the career path for tenure and promotion and the extended term review process. The second session will provide an opportunity to address questions. To register for sessions, click here

     Monday, September 19th, 3:10-5:00 pm, Coe Library 506
     Tuesday, September 27th, 3:00-5:00 pm, Coe Library 123 (Q&A)

Book Bags*

Each year at New Faculty Orientation, the ECTL provides new faculty with book bags containing books on teaching and learning as well as some items that promote the center. The books selected for 2016-17 are:

     Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning: A Resource for More Purposeful, Effective, and Enjoyable College Teaching (Davis and Arend, 2013)

Building a Pathway for Student Learning: A How-To Guide to Course Design (Jones, Noyd, and Sagendorf, 2014)

Gift Card Offer - New Faculty Tours*

We are pleased to provide new faculty a $25 gift card to the University Store for stopping by our office in Coe Library, Room 510 for an office tour during the dates and times listed below. These tours allow us to share in more detail the free services and resources we offer to support faculty in their teaching. This offer expires on Tuesday, September 6th.

     Monday, August 29th:  12:00 - 4:00 pm
     Tuesday, August 30th: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
     Wednesday, August 31st:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
     Thursday, September 1st:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
     Tuesday, September 6th: 10-11:00 am and 2-4:00 pm   

New Faculty Peer Mentoring Groups*

Chances are you've met some interesting people at the new faculty orientation. The New Faculty Peer Mentoring Groups will help you keep these valuable relationships and continue to support one another throughout the school year. This faculty learning community will meet regularly through the fall and spring semesters in groups of 4-6 with dates and times determined by each group. If you are interested, fill out a form at New Faculty Orientation or send an email by Thursday, September 1st to Janel Seeley at with the names and email addresses of group members, including one lead contact.

* Funded by the John P Ellbogen Foundation

Additional Resources

The ECTL has a wealth of resources that promote “best-practice” pedagogies in support of the active pursuit of teaching and learning excellence. Some of these resources are highlighted below. We encourage all instructors to browse our website for more information about the ECTL and the resources we make available to UW’s teaching community.

Consulting and Class Observations
Lending Library
Teaching Tips and Resources
Faculty Development Online Teaching Series
Faculty TOUCH/Open Lab Hours
Writing Center Classroom Workshops and Consultations

For more information, please contact Janel Seeley at: or call (307) 766-4814.

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