The New Faculty Teaching Engagement (NFTE) program is an annual orientation that is focused on teaching. It welcomes all faculty and lecturers new to UCLA, whether they have teaching experience elsewhere, teaching experience as a graduate student only, or very limited teaching experience.
The goal of the program is to better prepare new faculty and lecturers to teach at UCLA. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on how they will develop and/or modify courses they are appointed to teach at UCLA. They will be introduced to a “toolkit” of best teaching practices to help them create inclusive classrooms that will engage students and optimize learning. Participants will also be introduced to the demographics of UCLA students and aspects of teaching at UCLA, as they may differ from those at other institutions.
The program for the event consists of an interactive workshop on basic pedagogy and teaching at UCLA and a panel of faculty discussing the role of teaching in tenure and promotion, working with TAs, and the inherent rewards of teaching.
ADRIENNE LAVINE, FACULTY DIRECTOR
KUMIKO HAAS, DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
schedule from November 2018
Lunch and Opening Remarks
Teaching at UCLA:
|4:00pm-5:00pm||Faculty Panel - Teaching in Tenure and Promotion, the Inherent Rewards of Teaching, Working with TAs|
|5:00pm-6:00pm||Happy Hour with Deans|