The Faculty Development Center collaborates with other departments on campus to provide orientation programs for new faculty, part-time faculty, and TAs, and co-sponsors a series called, Provost Luncheons and New Faculty Seminarsapproximately seven times a year on topics of recurrent interest. We organize frequent Seminars and Workshops for faculty on specific teaching topics and other areas of professional development. The Teachable Moment is a blog dedicated to issues of teaching and learning.
Seminars, Lectures, and Reading Groups
FDC sponsors seminars, lectures, and reading groups on topics of interest to all faculty. Watch our front page for announcements and links to register for programs which interest you.
Teaching and Technology
FDC works closely with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) to help faculty members incorporate technology into their courses, including assisting faculty in creating online or hybrid course sites using the Blackboard course tool. For more information go the Blackboard Help website , contact Karin Readel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the Faculty Development Center (5-3916). DoIT also sponsors Blackboard training workshops that can be found at http://www.umbc.edu/training. For more articles, links, and tips for teaching hybrid and online courses see our Teachers of Hybrid/Online Courses page.