Training Available for Prospective Calderwood Seminar Faculty

WHAT TRAINING IS AVAILABLE FOR PROSPECTIVE Calderwood faculty?

One of the most significant parts of my experience was the teacher development. … Opening myself to this new model and receiving so much feedback and support, unto itself, was a refreshing learning experience, and a reminder that we always learn and do our best work in the company of others and when we are open to new ideas.”
– CANDICE RAI, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Calderwood Seminars require a different pedagogy than traditional courses, one in which students engage with course material through their own research and writing, with faculty curating and guiding the experience rather than leading it. As part of the training process prior to the start of the course, the Calderwood Program provides faculty with syllabi used in other seminars, workshops in Calderwood Seminar design, and individual attention.
Every faculty member who launches a seminar is assigned a teaching coach who helps brainstorm about course assignments and supports syllabus design. The coach is primarily involved in seminar preparations but is also available to answer questions and offer guidance once the semester begins.
Calderwood Seminar faculty all become part of a larger community whose members are always willing to provide advice and teaching tips.
“Before the start of the term, I imagined the Calderwood might light a new spark in me. Now I think of the Calderwood as a torch.”
– Patrick Baliani, professor of practice, University of Arizona

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