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.

CONTACT US

ADRIENNE LAVINE, FACULTY DIRECTOR

alavine@oid.ucla.edu

KUMIKO HAAS, DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

khaas@oid.ucla.edu

schedule from November 2018

11:30am-11:45amRegistration
11:45am-1:00pm

Lunch and Opening Remarks

  • EVC and Provost Scott Waugh
  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel Michael Levine
  • Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Patricia Turner
1:00pm-4:00pm

Teaching at UCLA:

  • Who are UCLA Students
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Developing a new course or modifying an inherited course:
    • Backward Design
    • Assignment Design
    • Assessment and Grading
  • Nuts and Bolts of Teaching at UCLA: CCLE - Zoom, Turnitin, BruinCast, EIP, and whom to go to for support
4:00pm-5:00pmFaculty Panel - Teaching in Tenure and Promotion, the Inherent Rewards of Teaching, Working with TAs
5:00pm-6:00pmHappy Hour with Deans