W&M Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation to host New Faculty Course Design Institute

W&M Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation to host New Faculty Course Design Institute

by Amber Donnelly |  July 9, 2021

STLI Instructional Design Manager and New Faculty Program Facilitator Katalin Wargo speaks during conference.

Professor and New Faculty Course Design Institute Facilitator Paul Heideman presents during conference.

The Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation (STLI) will host the New Faculty Course Design Institute (CDI) in August as part of the newly developed New Faculty Program.

The CDI is a teaching & learning series that incorporates online asynchronous course design tutorials and resources combined with in-person deep dive opportunities focused on key instructional topics. The deep-dive sessions will be hosted in-person at the studio space on the ground floor in Swem Library on August 16, 19, and 23. Sessions will be led by experienced William & Mary instructors and co-educators from across the university. Participants are also invited to join President Katherine Rowe and Provost Peggy Agouris for a welcome mixer at the Wren Building.

“The CDI will provide opportunities for instructors across all levels of experience to enhance and build upon course design knowledge and skills,” said STLI Instructional Design Manager Katalin Wargo. “Combined with mentoring opportunities and a community devoted to coming together to discuss questions about instructional practice, we hope to provide a sense of belonging where our faculty can flourish.”

In addition to the CDI, the New Faculty Program also encompasses a mentorship cohort and a new community group to support tenure-eligible (TE), non-tenure eligible (NTE), and other full-time instructors. The mentorship cohort includes a luncheon held on the last day of the institute as well as a series of three facilitated sessions each semester. During the sessions, new faculty will connect with faculty mentors who will offer insight, suggestions, and share ideas. New faculty interested in more targeted help and guidance will have the opportunity to join faculty mentors for small group meet-ups and one-on-one sessions. New faculty may also choose to schedule a classroom observation with a faculty mentor or a STLI student partner to delve even deeper into their teaching. 

Participants are encouraged to create a STLI Academy account to access the online course and explore introductory topics and learn about the teaching and learning landscape at William & Mary before attending the in-person sessions. The upcoming institute is open to all TE, NTE, and other full-time instructors who started teaching within the past two years at William & Mary. 

For more information about the program, visit stli.wm.edu/newfacultyprogram. To view the schedule, facilitators, or register, visit stli.wm.edu/newfacultyprogram/cdi. For experienced faculty interested in becoming a mentor, visit stli.wm.edu/applymentor