Faculty Development & Outreach:
Increasing awareness of issues pertaining to teaching, learning, research and technology is the focus of UIT's faculty development program, which offers opportunities for Tufts faculty to hear outside experts in the field, to learn about work being done at Tufts, and to review and discuss best practices in integrating technology into their teaching and research activities.
Through the sponsorship of teaching with technology workshops, training, and publications, the faculty development program provides practical education on specific technologies and their integration into the classroom and research and promotes existing curricular technology services and resources at Tufts.
The Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning with Technology focuses on technologies that support learning in the classroom. The Institute is an engaging week of seminars, discussions and hands-on technology workshops designed to enable faculty from across the university to think with colleagues about the learning objectives of their students and how technology can be used to support their educational goals.
University-Wide Teaching Conference
The University Conference on Teaching and Learning is an annual, university-wide conference that is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Committee on Teaching and Faculty Development (UCTFD) whose role is to assist the Provost in affirming excellent teaching as a priority at Tufts. Each year the committee selects a conference theme based on current issues that are of importance to Tufts faculty. The next teaching conference will be held in December 2011.
Health Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Mini Teaching Symposia
To address the specific teaching needs of Health Sciences and Veterinary faculty, mini teaching with technology symposia are held regularly on the Boston and Grafton campuses. These are half-day workshops, combining theory and practice that focus on a particular teaching issue identified by faculty and administrators on each campus. The program includes a presentation by an expert on the topic being discussed and hands on technical skills workshops. Previous mini symposia have addressed such topics as using technology to motivate students for active learning, maximizing learning and student contact through formative assessment and technology, and evidence based medicine.
UIT Forum for Teaching, Learning, and Research
Sponsored by University Information Technology, the UIT Forum for Teaching, Learning, and Research is a brown bag lunch for Tufts University faculty, staff, and students that provides an opportunity to learn about and discuss emerging technologies and related best practices in higher education.
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Senior Faculty Development Consultant
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