New-Faculty Teaching Enhancement Program (NFTEP)
NFTEP provides an opportunity for all full-time faculty (tenure track, lecturer/clinical and visiting) in their first through fifth years at Miami to engage in a one-semester series of seminars, workshops, and activities about teaching and learning. The Program is designed to enhance teaching interest, knowledge, practice, and effectiveness. This group will form a community of new-faculty teaching scholars. Throughout the semester, there will be a seminar every two or three weeks for you to select from. Presentation times will vary to provide opportunities for all to attend some sessions. Some sessions are specifically designated for NFTEP members, and you are especially encouraged to come to those, because they provide an opportunity to meet other new faculty something that our participants say is one of the best aspects of the program. Details about the NFTEP sessions being offered are still being determined.
Participation in NFTEP requires attendance at 8 seminars, these may be drawn from any of the following sources:
- CELTUA calendar
- King Library in Oxford holds workshops on technology
- Advanced Learning Technologies will offer SOME sessions on Niihka (the web course package) near the beginning of the semester
- The Center for Writing Excellence offers workshops
- The Center for Teaching and Learning in Middletown offers seminars and conversations
- The Center for Teaching and Learning in Hamilton offers seminars and conversations
- Lilly Conference on College Teaching you may earn up to four sessions
- When you register, mark your institution as Miami University and indicate that you are a member of NFTEP, and the cost of your registration will be zeroed (not counting meals or preconference events). Register early seating is limited.
Participants will produce a teaching project as an outcome of their participation in NFTEP.
In order to receive credit, you must attend and write acceptable reflective statements on at least 8 teaching-related sessions, write a short summary response to the program, and complete (and, if possible, share with the group) an acceptable teaching project e.g., (e.g., a revised syllabus or brief teaching plan accompanied by a reflection). Upon completion of the Program, members will receive access to $400 for professional expenses (to be spent by June 1) and a certificate acknowledging their participation.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
TIME: 5:00-7:00 PM
WHERE: 212 MacMillian Hall
Overview and Schedule (coming soon)
Cecilia Shore will facilitate NFTEP for the 2013-2014 academic year.
- NFTEP Application
- NFTEP Brochure (PDF)
- Guidelines from the University General Counsel's office about do's and dont's in teaching
- New faculty exploring life in academia might be interested in MLA's, Narrating Lives YouTube project where faculty are invited to offer short (1-minute) narratives about their professional life.
- What New Faculty Need To Know About Assessment a (PDF) from the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, by Pat Hutchings.