Early Career Faculty Teaching Seminar


Series of workshops and discussions for faculty new to WashU and with less than three years of college teaching experience

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Eric Fournier, PhD

Director of Educational Development


Fall 2023 Early Career Teaching SeminarĀ 

The Early Career Faculty Seminar is a series of workshops and discussions for full-time faculty new to WashU (and with less than three years of college teaching experience) designed to assist them in having a successful start with teaching responsibilities at the university. The seminar series will introduce participants to issues such as course design, effective teaching strategies, and classroom management.

Seminar will meet bi-weekly from 2:30-4:00 beginning Friday, September 8. Meetings will be in person on the Danforth Campus (rooms TBD).

Participants will receive:

  • An evidence-based foundation in the theory and practice of effective teaching in higher education
  • Access to a curated collection of Canvas-based teaching resources
  • Expert advice on designing (or redesigning) a course
  • A copy of Engaged Teaching: A Handbook for College Faculty
  • Opportunities to connect with other instructors from across the university
September 8Why Teaching Matters
September 22Foundations of Engaged Teaching
October 6Outcomes-centered Course Design
October 20Create and Deliver Engaging Lectures
November 3Creating a Welcoming Environment for All Your Students
November 10Leading Effective Discussions
December 1Introducing Collaborative and Problem-based Learning
December 15Defining and Documenting Teaching Effectiveness

Faculty who attend 6/8 sessions and complete all the program requirements will receive a certificate from The Center for Teaching and Learning recognizing their active participation in the seminar.

For more information, please contact Eric Fournier