Center for Teaching and Learning

Writing for Research

Writing for Research

Come to September's Faculty Colloquia on Writing Successful UM Research Board Proposals to get tips from peers who have been there before.

Welcome, New Faculty!

Welcome, New Faculty!

Thanks for attending the New Faculty Orientations! Have a great semester!

Writing for Research
Welcome, New Faculty!


upcomingevents

August


Tuesday, August 11
MSC - Century Room C
Forum for Campus and Academic Leaders
Designed for chairs, directors, deans, and associate/assistant deans. Deans attend with their 'cabinet teams'.
9:00 AM Meeting for First-Time Chairs - MSC 316
10:00 AM Forum Begins (includes lunch)
3:00 PM Adjourn
Please encourage your College colleagues to save the date. Registration will be online soon.
Saturday, August 15 (offered twice; see Friday option below)
ESH 104
8:30 AM-Noon
Part-time Faculty Orientation
Orientations are organized for new full-time faculty, and part-time faculty in August before the Fall Semester begins. Additional orientations for Part-time Faculty are offered before the Spring and Summer Semesters begin in January, in May and in June. Faculty new to the University and those who have not attended an orientation are encouraged to register.
Monday and Tuesday, August 17-18
Location TBD
Full-Time Faculty Orientation
Orientations are organized for new full-time faculty, and part-time faculty in August before the Fall Semester begins. Additional orientations for Part-time Faculty are offered before the Spring and Summer Semesters begin in January, in May and in June. Faculty new to the University and those who have not attended an orientation are encouraged to register.
Wednesday, August 19 - Thursday, August 20
Social Sciences Building
Graduate Student Conference
Offered annually, the GSC is a two-day orientation & professional development conference for all graduate students. A joint effort of the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Graduate School, the GSC provides resource and development opportunities for every level of graduate student, across all disciplines. Specialized sessions address the needs of both beginning and experienced TAs and RAs. All sessions are offered in three concurrent tracks: Surviving & Thriving in Grad School, Professional Development, and Teaching & Learning.
Friday, August 21
ESH 104
1:00 - 4:30 PM
Part-time Faculty Orientation
Orientations are organized for new full-time faculty, and part-time faculty in August before the Fall Semester begins. Additional orientations for Part-time Faculty are offered before the Spring and Summer Semesters begin in January, in May and in June. Faculty new to the University and those who have not attended an orientation are encouraged to register.

September


Wednesday, September 2
589 Lucas Hall
10 AM - Noon
Peer Academic Leaders Seminar (PALS): Rules and Regulations for Undergraduate Students
PALS is a Campus Rules & Regulations Orientation. Any student employed as a peer tutor, advisor, undergraduate tutor, SI Leader, lab tutor or assistant, peer academic leader or mentor at UMSL needs this important training.
Thursday, September 10
589 Lucas Hall
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Writing Successful UMRB Proposals
The UMRB accepts submissions twice annually, in October and in February. Find more information here. Review the Chair’s Letter for an overview and to learn the Board’s interest in supporting junior colleagues. Our presenters include colleagues who have served on the UM Research Board and those who have received funding from it. Successful narrative samples will be available. Fall submissions are due October 6. Begin now to focus on submitting a proposal (maximum award is $75,000). Submitting in the fall may yield feedback to improve a proposal for the spring. Note that there is a 2-step process for eligibility for NTT faculty.
Friday, September 11
103 ESH
10 - 11:30 AM
Introduction to Service-Learning
Come learn about Service-Learning (SL) – an exciting and interactive way to engage your students in the classroom and community. The CTL director, faculty, community member, and student will discuss SL basics: course models, methodology, staff support, community connections, resources, scholarship opportunities and faculty development. SL is a key component of UMSL’s Civic Engagement mission and a priority workshop in the “Ten Steps to Success” program.

October


Thursday, October 8
589 Lucas Hall
2 - 4:00 PM
Peer Academic Leaders Seminar (PALS): Rules and Regulations for Undergraduate Students
PALS is a Campus Rules & Regulations Orientation. Any student employed as a peer tutor, advisor, undergraduate tutor, SI Leader, lab tutor or assistant, peer academic leader or mentor at UMSL needs this important training.

November


Thursday and Friday, November 12-13
TLC - UMSL South Campus and JC Penney Conference Center
All day
The Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference offers an ensemble of keynote addresses, faculty innovations during concurrent sessions, technology workshops, and vendor exhibits. The conference program has evolved over the years to reflect emerging trends in technology applications in higher education and shared expertise in online teaching experiences and strategies.

December


Tuesday, December 15
589 Lucas Hall
10 - 11:30 AM
Preparing for Promotion and Tenure Review: Tenure-Track Faculty
Colleagues serving on tenure and promotion committees and those recently reviewed offer advice about documenting one's accomplishments and preparing for review. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.
Tuesday, December 15
589 Lucas Hall
Noon - 1:30 PM
Preparing for Promotion to Full Professor
Colleagues serving on tenure and promotion committees and those recently reviewed offer advice about documenting one's accomplishments and preparing for full promotion. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate
Wednesday, December 16
589 Lucas Hall
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Preparing for Promotion for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members
Colleagues share strategies for documenting effective teaching. Learn what constitutes evidence and how to collect and present it. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate

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