Lawrence offers a variety of opportunities for personal and professional development. Every faculty member is encouraged to participate in a few each year to connect with colleagues and grow as a professor.
Teaching development opportunities are offered by the Dean of Faculty Office, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (including resource groups and events), the Inclusive Pedagogy Committee, the Director of Advising, and the Office of Instructional Technology. Events are announced via email and in the LU Insider.
The Inclusive Pedagogy Committee has announced several Mellon-funded faculty workshops for 2019-20:
|Tues., Sep 10
|Student Anxiety & Resilience
Gregory Eells, University of Pennsylvania
|Fri., Oct 25
|Learning Sciences & Effective Pedagogy
Michelle Miller, Arizona State University
|Thurs., Feb 13
|Transparency as a Pedagogical Tool
Celeste Miller, Grinnell College
|Thurs., May 7
|The Hidden Curriculum
Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University
Information about each workshop will be emailed to faculty. For more info, contact Kathy Privatt, chair of the Inclusive Pedagogy Committee.
Professional development for scholarly and creative activity is supported by travel grants and project grants from the Provost's Office. See Internal Grants for more information.
Other development opportunities include the Learning at Lawrence series sponsored by Human Resources, wellness activities and education from Wellness Services, and groups and events sponsored by the Office of Spiritual & Religious Life.
Additional faculty development opportunities are offered by:
- the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
- the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
- Faculty Focus articles and the Teaching Professor conference & newsletter
- pedagogy conferences for specific disciplines
Look under Internal Grants for how to apply for funds to attend a professional conference.