In most years, Faculty College requires an application and a commitment to travel for a week’s worth of reflection and professional development. This year, UW-System has opened the experience to all who wish to attend by making it virtual. You do not even need to be faculty to attend; staff are welcome as well, since we all share in the educational mission of the University. Participants may register for one or both of the sessions. The first session—May 24–25, 9:30 a.m.–noon—focuses on equity-minded wellness, and the second—May 26–27, 9:30 a.m.–noon—centers around equity-minded pedagogy. Both bring in nationally recognized speakers who will offer keynote talks and online workshops. To register, or find out more, please see the Faculty College website.
This year marks the 41st Faculty College and it will be nothing like the past. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Faculty College will be online with an abbreviated schedule: Monday, May 24, through Thursday, May 27. Programming will focus on timely and relevant themes: Equity-Minded Wellness and Pedagogy. Faculty at our 13 universities have made clear the need for professional development in equity-minded wellness and pedagogy, particularly as it enhances HIPs. Folded into this theme are effective practices in student-centered teaching and learning.
We are seeking two cohorts that will meet to discuss each theme:
- Equity-Minded Wellness on Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25.
- Equity-minded Pedagogy on Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27.
Cohorts will participate in workshops from 9 a.m.–12 p.m., and then we will engage with their cohort either synchronously or asynchronously briefly in the afternoons to reflect on their learning and consider next steps.
If you are interested, please respond to this survey
Note anyone who attends Faculty College this year will still be able to apply to attend when it returns to an in-person format.