Specific fall 2023 session dates will be announced soon. More information will be provided to faculty members via email before the start of fall classes.
For more than a decade, SFA has offered a series of workshops for incoming faculty members on teaching and learning at SFA. Regardless of its name, the series provided faculty members the opportunity to learn more about the following topics: students as learners, learning theory, instructional planning, assessment, active learning/student engagement, classroom management and planning and facilitating classroom discussions.
The purposes of the series are to facilitate conversations about best practices for teaching and learning at the start of a faculty member’s career at SFA, and to facilitate inter-departmental camaraderie and community among new faculty members. Past cohorts rated their experience in the FLC quite positively. More than 90% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the series was valuable to them as educators, while 97.3% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the series was valuable in developing camaraderie with other new faculty members.