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New Faculty Programs and Resources



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Programs and Resources

New Instructor Series Spring 2016 - 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.

New Faculty Orientation- This orientation takes place every fall the week before classes start and is offered through the Office of Academic Affairs. Each year at the orientation the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning provides a brief overview of our services and resources and hands out a book bag with books on teaching and learning and other giveaways. The fall 2015 orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27th (until noon). For more information, click here.

In addition to our seminar series, 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 instructional community.

Mini-grants - We have a limited amount of discretionary funding for instructors who are interested in furthering their professional development as it relates to teaching and learning. We also provide information about additional UW grant opportunities available to faculty. At this time, we have suspended our mini-grant program due to the uncertainty as to the availability of funds.

Assessment of Student Learning -We offer individual or group consultations on assessment of student learning. Additionally, in conjunction with Academic Affairs, the ECTL coordinates the Assessment Academy that provides support for departmental assessment of student learning projects. More information here.

Consulting and Class Observations -  Individual and small-group consultations are designed to meet the specific needs of instructors on topics or concerns related to their teaching.

ECTL Lending Library -  Our library contains hundreds of books, as well as selected DVDs, on teaching and learning. A searchable database is available on our website. Visitors are welcome to browse the collection any time during our regular office hours and/or check out materials. Off-campus faculty can also request materials be shipped to their location. 

Teaching Tips and Resources - Our website includes a wealth of online resources about teaching and learning.

Online Faculty Development Modules - Additionally, we have a series of on-demand online pedagogy modules available to faculty on- or off-campus.

Faculty TOUCH/Open Lab Hours - We offer open lab hours every week for personal hands-on assistance with use of technologies for teaching. Check our Instructional Design and Technology website for times and locations for these sessions and other instructional technology training and workshop opportunities. 

Writing Center Classroom Workshops and Consultations - In addition to individual writing consultations, the Writing Center offers presentations for classes to introduce Writing Center services. We also develop longer workshops designed to help students with writing assignments. We consult with faculty when they are designing or revising writing assignments, developing writing intensive courses, creating rubrics, and providing feedback on student writing.

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