The CTFE offers a range of learning and support opportunities for instructors across Mason’s campuses, whether you are just getting started or have years of experience. We invite you to explore our online resources and to visit us at the Center.
~Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence Team
>>New Faculty Orientation
Save the dates! New Faculty Orientation will be held on Monday, August 22 through Tuesday, August 23. Check out our draft schedule here, and remember to RSVP! Also check out out our Resources for New Faculty page.
>>Legos for Learning!
Do you have legos collecting dust at home? CTFE is accepting donations (JC 241) now-9/15 of gently used or new legos to create collaborative active learning kits. Once available, faculty will be able to check them out to use with their students. Curious about how to use these in teaching college? Join us 9/16 for the Innovations in Teaching & Learning conference (2016 Theme: Cultivating creative and reflective learners) and the pre-conference workshop (9/15) on Lego Serious Play led by keynote Alison James. Register HERE
>>INNOVATIONS in TEACHING & LEARNING (ITL) conference–Registration open!
Join us Friday, Sept. 16th from 8:30-5:30 for a day of 30+ conference sessions (led by Mason instructors) that describe or demonstrate strategies, activities, and assignments that challenge students to embrace learning as a creative and reflective process. Breakfast, Lunch, and refreshments included! Please see the conference page for more details and registration.
>>New Thank-a-Teacher program–help spread the word!
Teachers (and mentors) need love too! Students can now send teachers who made a difference in their lives a short thank you note. Notes are compiled into a letter of recognition at the end of each semester and delivered at the start of the following semester. To learn more or submit a thank you note, click here.
>>Looking for a professional development opportunity?
See our special events page for upcoming teaching & learning related events and opportunities at Mason.
Questions About Teaching?
“How do I improve my lecturing style?” “How do I construct effective exams?” “What do I do if I catch a student cheating or plagiarizing?”
These are some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) posed by Faculty and GTAs. Find out more here.