Early Career Faculty Learning

First-Year Faculty Seminar

This seminar is designed for all first-year or new faculty. The goals are to build community and engagement among new faculty, provide substantive discussions about processes of learning and teaching, and generate collaborative support regarding teaching practices that best suit each individual’s courses, discipline, and goals.The seminar was developed and led by Frank Hassebrock (Psychology) and Margot Singer (English) in 2012-13. The seminars were coordinated by Margot Singer, and Wes Walter (Physics) from 2013-2015, David Goodwin (Geosciences) and Sarah Huton-Comeaux (Psychology) from 2015-2017, David Goodwin and Rebecca Homan (Biology) from 2017-18.

The current coordinators for the seminar are Ron Abram  (Studio Art) and Rebecca Homan.

Faculty Learning Community

Early Career Faculty (Second-year Through Tenure-review Year)

The Early Career Faculty Learning Community (ECFLC) provides opportunities for Denison faculty (whether on the tenure track or not) between their second and sixth year to come together to discuss teaching and learning at Denison. We consider best practices and share ideas on everything from engaging students in the classroom to assessing their learning to crafting teaching philosophies. The goal is to foster a supportive and collaborative network for faculty development.

This faculty development opportunity is coordinated by Seth Chin-Parker (Psychology) and Megan Threlkeld  (History). Previous coordinators include Linda Krumholz (English).

FLC Topics, Materials, and Resources from Past Years:

Use of Narrative in Learning and Teaching

Authority and Identity in the Classroom: Faculty and Student Perceptions

The Role of Emotion in Learning and Teaching

Interpreting and Using Student Evaluations of Teaching

Becoming a Reflective, and Effective, Teacher