The Teaching Center is excited to be a part of your experience as a new faculty member at Belmont. After more than 20 years at Belmont, I still feel uniquely connected to the group of faculty who came to Belmont the same year as I did. I knew then and still believe now that we attract to Belmont faculty members who are excited about and dedicated to quality teaching that maximizes student learning. Our work as a group, in the August New Faculty Orientation and throughout the upcoming year, is designed to build a strong sense of community with each other as we explore many aspects of teaching and learning. I look forward to our time together. Mike Pinter, Teaching Center Director
Important dates for new faculty
August 6, 7 and 8, 2014: New Faculty Orientation (Check back for NFO Agenda)
August 11 and 12, 2014: Teaching Center Workshops featuring Dr. Ken Bain "Improving Student Performance by Addressing Student and Teacher Misconceptions about Learning." Bain is the author of What the Best College Teachers Do and What the Best College Students Do. This is a one-day workshop (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day), offered twice.
August 13 and 14: School/College Meetings, Check with your college/school for specifics
August 15, 2014: Fall Faculty Workshop, University-wide; will include a Faculty Senate Business Meeting. Additional information will come from the provost’s office and/or faculty senate.
August 19, 2014: New Faculty and Mentor Breakfast
August 20, 2014: First Day of Classes
New Faculty Seminars
The New Faculty Seminar is an extension of New Faculty Orientation to the fall and spring semesters. We will offer each session on a Thursday (from 3:30-4:30) and again on Friday (from 1:00-2:00) in hopes that everyone will have one of the times available.
Session 1 Offered Thursday, Sept. 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and repeated Friday, Sept. 5 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Session 2 Offered Thursday, Sept. 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and repeated Friday, Sept. 19 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Session 3 Offered Thursday, Oct. 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and repeated Friday, Oct. 3 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Session 4 Offered Thursday, Oct. 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and repeated Friday, Oct. 17 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Session 5 Offered Thursday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and repeated Friday, Oct. 31 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Session 6 Offered Thursday, Nov. 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and repeated Friday, Nov. 14 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.