new faculty orientation
During this New Faculty Orientation (NFO) event, faculty from Curriculum Committee, Integrative Learning, and the Writing Program Committee provided an overview of helpful tips and resources for each aspect of our curriculum, including course designations, First Year Seminars, and the… Read More »Digesting the Curriculum
This New Faculty Orientation (NFO) session provided a space for new faculty to strategically plan out ways to make progress on their scholarship and to incorporate regular writing into their schedules. Some resources and tips were provided, and a hands-on… Read More »So…When Do I Write?
Balancing our personal lives with our countless professional obligations is one of the biggest challenges facing faculty, and striking this balance has become increasingly difficult, especially for women and people of color. While no one thinks they model balance well,… Read More »Is Work-Life Balance an Unattainable Goal?
One of the biggest challenges facing all faculty, but in particular new faculty, involves balancing our many teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities. Often it comes down to making decisions so that we can make progress in each of these three… Read More »Balancing Teaching, Scholarship and Service
Since summer grants for the Faculty Scholarship and Development Committee (FDSC) and the Muhlenberg Center for Teaching and Learning (MCTL) are typically due in late-January or early-February, this New Faculty Orientation (NFO) session offered an opportunity for new faculty to… Read More »Preparing for a productive summer
Process for resolving allegations of Academic Integrity Code violations Before a violation Include a statement on the syllabus about the AIC; specify potential consequences for violations Clarify expectations for AIC compliance on individual assignments Frequently remind students during the semester… Read More »Process For Resolving Allegations Of Academic Integrity Code Violations
First-year seminars have an epistemological focus that engages students in seeing the questions implicit in texts, acquiring metacognitive awareness, and using writing as a form of thinking and invention (i.e. how to have ideas). focus on analytical writing—an understanding of… Read More »Guidelines & Best Practices for Teaching First-Year Seminars
The purpose of this document is to establish some common guidelines to enable First-Year Seminar (FYS) Professors and their Writing Assistants (WA) to collaborate most productively. Every WA has some specified duties, primarily meeting one-on-one with students in the FYS,… Read More »First-Year Seminar Professors & Writing Assistants: A User’s Guide