Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

TLTC’s Teaching with New(er) Technologies (TNT) Program

Graduate teaching assistants conversing at an orientation workshop.Participation in this program is open for members of the faculty who wish to integrate pedagogical enhancement through application of technologies that foster student learning. Faculty who need time, support, direction, and feedback necessary for more effectively or efficiently incorporating new or new(er) technology into their courses are invited to apply. Faculty participants benefit from guidance and colleagues’ experience as they consider ways to make new(er) technologies part of their pedagogy. The program will help faculty address specific challenges—and meet specific learning outcomes—in their classrooms and develop plans to enhance their classes in the coming year. The faculty cohort meets for three full days at the end of May for a summer institute and then regularly as a learning community during the subsequent academic year. Faculty participants receive a $1,500.00 stipend. This program is offered periodically, for more information please visit: tltc.umd.edu/programs.

Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellowship Program

The Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellowship (formerly Faculty Lilly Fellowship) has for more than twenty years provided opportunities for faculty to form lasting cohorts among colleagues from across campus as they address critical issues in teaching and learning at the University of Maryland. The Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellowship program provides an opportunity for up to ten faculty members from the College Park campus to meet regularly during the academic year to provide insights and guidance in improving teaching, learning and academic life at the University. Information for the coming academic year is posted during the summer. See http://ugst.umd.edu/facultyfellows.html for more information.

Teaching Consultations

Faculty Teaching Consultations are designed to help provide support for those who would like to improve their teaching. Teaching consultants work one-on-one with teachers based on their own goals. The requesting teacher determines the issues to be explored, and the consultant provides an outside perspective, peer support for a plan of action, and suggestions for additional resources. Faculty Teaching Consultations are voluntary and completely confidential. The main purpose is improvement of teaching skills, not evaluative assessment. Documentation will be done only at the request of the teacher. Often the consultation involves videotaping of the faculty. The TLTC provides this service free of charge.

Working with a teaching consultant offers you an opportunity to work one-on-one with a the TLTC staff member or mentor to address issues regarding teaching, learning, course development, assessment, classroom management, use of technology in the classroom, and scholarship in teaching and learning. For appointments, contact the TLTC via tltc@umd.edu.