New Faculty Orientation--August 10-12, 2022
WELCOME TO GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY!
We are excited to welcome new faculty this coming Fall (2022) and are delighted to be offering this program IN-PERSON for the first time in two-years. We are still in the planning process for this event so check this page regularly as we'll update it frequently and as information becomes available. Should circumstances require we move this event to a virtual format, we are prepared to do that but remain hopeful that we can gather together in-person this coming August.
Orientation will focus on engaging new faculty in a collaborative learning experience focused squarely on student success, community building, and exploration or campus resources for both faculty and news students.
- Highlight critical information about the university, guiding new faculty to construct for themselves a greater understanding of (a) the mission, vision, and values of Grand Valley State University, (b) what is meant by student success, and (c) the hallmarks of a successful new faculty experience
- Model learner-centered teaching strategies (including interactive discussions, experiential learning, case studies, special topic choices)
- Foster a sense of community and build relationships among new faculty
- Motivate new faculty to see themselves contributing to a supportive, collaborative campus community
We look forward to meeting and engaging with our new faculty soon!
NCFDD Guest Expert Webinar Series
Did you miss some of the Spring/Summer NCFDD Guest Expert Webinars? Have no fear! You can access the recordings! Topics include:
- Strategies for Academics Managing Careers and Care-taking during the Pandemic (and beyond...)
- Moving on from Resistance to Writing
- How to be a Strong Sponsor and Advocate for Faculty
- The Art of Saying No
- Supporting Faculty During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Cultivating your Network of Mentors, Sponsors, and Collaborators
- Supporting Trans Scholars
- and MORE!
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.