Faculty Development Resources

The Engineering Faculty Forums were created in 1996 and rebooted in 2013 by the Chemical and Materials Engineering Teaching Enhancement Committee (TEC). The Forums focus on the themes of teaching, research and leadership within Professorship. They provide an introduction to good teaching practices and basic pedagogical ideas, and have had a dramatic impact on engineering’s teaching culture. 

Presentations given at Faculty Forums from 2013-2014 are provided below in the following topic categories: 

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Safety
  • Working with Graduate Students
  • Building Collaborations
  • Communicating & Branding Your Research
  • New Faculty



Teaching & Learning

Active Learning and Student Engagement

Design of Effective Examples: Bloom's Cognitive Levels and Learning Objectives 

Designing Midterms - Fairness in Student Assessment

Teaching Fish if You're a Penguin: Student Learning Styles

Collaborative Learning



Safety

Safety Leadership Workshop



Working with Graduate Students

Building Collaborations

Grants and Developing Collaborations

Building Collaborations


Communicating & Branding Your Research

Establishing a Presence: Branding your research

Writing Well

Getting Published


New Faculty

Vision for the Faculty; Academic Regulations; Scholarship and Collaborations

Understanding the Faculty Evaluation Committee

Using Your First Year Efficiently: What we wish we'd known

Achieving Work-Life Balance: Clones, Drones and Managing Expectations