New Faculty Orientation
August 9, 2018
New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is just the beginning of a long-term relationship between instructors and the Teaching For Learning Center. NFO takes place before the start of the fall semester and is open for all instructors who are new to the University of Missouri. Its purpose is to welcome new faculty to MU and will include a campus tour provided students from the MU Tour Team. Introductions of key policies and procedures will be provided throughout the day. A resource fair is provided as a way to interact with the many resources available. Near the end of the day, attendees will hear from a panel of faculty who will share their experiences and expertise.
The second Tuesday of each month — 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Bring your own lunch)
2018-19 dates: Sept. 11, 2018; Oct. 9, 2018; Nov. 13, 2018; Dec. 11, 2018; Feb. 12, 2019; March 12, 2019; April 9, 2019
The Teaching Academy programs supports teaching for learning at Mizzou. All Mizzou instructors are encouraged to participate in these educational development opportunities that take place throughout the academic year. The Academy is an opportunity learn and discuss elements of teaching with new and seasoned colleagues. Take advantage of the institutional knowledge by meeting with other Mizzou instructors. Professionally led sessions provide demonstrations of current and trending topics in teaching. Participants will have the opportunity to share teaching experiences across disciplines, foster collaboration and provide information on programing requests. Past topics have included Syllabus Review and Creation, Strategies for Creating and Grading Exams, Surviving the End of the Semester, Getting Grades Submitted Properly and on Time, and Advice on Promotion and Tenure.
September 11: Make your large lecture class more active, inclusive, and less work
Here are more of the topics we are working on for you:
- Ecotones in the Classroom
- Teaching in Canvas
- Incorporating Student’s Perspective
- From Scholarly Teaching to SoTL
- Promotion and Tenure
Teaching Renewal Week
January 15-17, 2019
Teaching Renewal Week (TRW) is an educational development opportunity for MU instructors. Taking place the week prior to the start of the Spring Semester, TRW provides opportunities for enhanced teaching for learning at MU. This event promotes an open, collaborative culture across campus, creates mentors and highlights great examples of research and teaching on this campus. Guest speakers present on key topics and issues related to teaching for learning. Additionally, attendees can learn about numerous programs and available resources.
Tigers Teaching Tigers
Have you ever wished you could sit in on a colleague’s course to see just how they teach or to get some fresh ideas for your own teaching? Now you can. During the week following Spring Break, some of Mizzou’s faculty open their doors for you to observe their teaching. Faculty can sign up to observe other courses or volunteer to host other instructors in their classes.
Celebration of Teaching
May 21-22, 2019
The Celebration of Teaching is a professional development opportunity at the University of Missouri where teaching professionals and instructional support staff can share approaches and techniques that colleagues have developed in their own teaching; engage with colleagues from other disciplines about teaching and learning; and learn from exciting guest experts on important teaching topics. This two-day event includes a keynote address from a nationally-recognized speaker, a series of pre-conference workshops and several one-hour concurrent sessions led by MU faculty and staff, along with guests from other institutions. This is also a time to celebrate achievements of the past academic year by recognizing award-winning instructors, advisers and campus authors.