Teaching Development

Salem State University offers a large variety of faculty development opportunities--everything from one-shot, open discussions to highly structured year-long programs. Please spend a few minutes exploring the opportunities and resources available to you, and do not hesitate to contact anyone listed on these pages with questions. Suggestions are welcome!  


Awareness Raising, One-Day Events

Faculty Roundtables
The academic affairs office sponsors an open discussion on a hot topic in higher education and entices you with luscious desserts to sweeten the discussion. Watch your email and the campus calendar for announcements. You will be sent a short article to read before the events. Come join your colleagues from around the school for a lively debate.  

Reading Circles
The Council for Teaching and Learning sponsors several reading circles each semester. Reading circles are announced and books distributed the beginning of each semester. Books pertain to teaching, learning, scholarship and balancing life issues as a faculty member. Contact the CTL for details, suggestions and to get involved. 

Our workshops are almost always hands-on with best-practices and examples that can be applied to your teaching, scholarship and advising activities right away. We explore new technologies, active learning techniques, course design, assessment, collaborative learning, and community building activities. Please contact CTL or Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) if there is a workshop you would like to propose.

Transformative, Long-Term Events

University-wide Assessment Committee: UWAC offers periodic workshops and other materials to support assessment at Salem State University. Other assessment resources are linked through the UWAC web page.

The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) offers intensive three or four week-long programs each year in coordination with information technology services (ITS). These institutes routinely receive rave reviews. Because of their popularity participants for these institutes are usually selected through an application process that begins approximately two months prior to the institute.

Faculty-Learning Communities (FLCs)
FLCs consist of a group of five-to-ten faculty members pursuing independent projects in a supportive community exploring a common topic. FLCs in advising, the first-year experience and intentional learning experiences are offered through a grant by the Davis Educational Foundation.* A call for proposals for new FLCs are announced in the spring. 

Online Resources

Want to know what is going on at Salem State for faculty development without checking a website every day? You can join our Facebook page, follow cti_tweet, check your Salem State email for workshop updates each month or join the faculty-resources wiki to help us maintain the online resources and get daily updates. 

* Established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc.