Center for Faculty Development

The University of St. Thomas Center for Faculty Development supports the professional growth of faculty by providing responsive programming and grants to support faculty development in pedagogy and engagement of the profession.

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Join internationally-recognized speaker and author Dr. Thomas J. Tobin on Oct. 16 for practical use-them-tomorrow strategies to increase student access to learning—without having to change what or how you teach. Details and registration.
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Kris Wammer, Center for Faculty Development
As we settle into the new school year, I want to take this opportunity to briefly highlight some of the key people associated with the Center for Faculty Development.
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Melissa Loe and Roxanne Prichard, HHMI Inclusive Excellence Project Directors
St. Thomas has been granted an extraordinary opportunity to become a leader in STEM education. This spring, St. Thomas was selected to join 56 other schools in the United States (from a pool of 594 applications) to receive a one million dollar, five year grant from the HHMI Inclusive Excellence program.
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Center for Faculty Development
This summer, the Center for Faculty Development, STELAR, and the Libraries collaborated on a week-long seminar that explored ways to apply the inclusive, student-centered framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The seminar brought together presenters and participants to share tools, strategies and ways to apply UDL to St. Thomas courses.
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Karin Brown, STELAR Instructional Designer
When we give our students choices about how they show us what they know, they can choose what works best for their preferences and their abilities. Choice allows every student to discover how he or she learns best and doesn’t create inherent disadvantages. It also gives students ownership over their learning, which can lead to higher levels of motivation.
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