The Robert and Mary Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center serves as a catalyst for promoting a culture of teaching excellence at Grand Valley State University. Rooted in a liberal education tradition and informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning, we advocate innovative teaching and student-centered pedagogies. We partner with faculty as they prepare students to contribute meaningfully to their professions and societies.
WINTER 2020 NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION
New faculty teaching in the Winter 2020 semester are invited to attend one of our two upcoming orientation sessions. Each orientation session will be held on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus in the Richard M. DeVos Center. These two-hour face-to-face sessions will provide:
- Hands-on support with GVSU technology including Blackboard, banner, and accessing your GVSU network login
- An opportunity to engage with new and existing faculty
- Time for your questions to be asked and answered
Visit the Winter 2020 New Faculty Orientation webpage for more information.
Winter 2020 Faculty Learning Communities now OPEN!
Hear what your fellow faculty members have to say about the FLC experience!
Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) bring faculty together to explore a topic of mutual interest and apply the knowledge gained through this 1-2 semester-long collaborative dialogue.
We are looking for faculty to lead and participate in FLCs in the Winter 2020 semester. What are YOU interested in? What are YOU passionate about? Propose an FLC topic via our Online Letter of Intent form. Visit our Current Faculty Learning Communities webpage to see what sorts of things faculty are exploring together this semester--you may be inspired.
Not up to leading an FLC this coming semester? Consider joining one instead! Check out the list below of Faculty Learning Communities that are slated to begin in Winter 2020 an are accepting members now. Click on any of the titles to learn more about that topic and group.
Winter 2020 FLCs
Controversial Issues in the News and the Classroom (facilitated by Donald Zinman)
Practicing Mindfulness: Life Skills to Handle Stress and Everything Else! (facilitated by Martina Reinhold)
Sometimes It Ain't Easy and That Is Okay (facilitated by Tom Pentecost)
Statistical Thinking Across the Curriculum: STAC Together (facilitated by Bradford Dykes)
Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom (facilitated by Dana Munk)
Faculty Badges @GVSU
Visit the Pew FTLC Badges webpage to see if you're eligible for a Digital Badge.
Twitter feed for @GVSU_PewFTLC
Promoting a scholarly approach to teaching and learning, supporting reflection on professional practice, encouraging growth at all career stages, and rewarding innovation in teaching.