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CRLT works with a variety of units, co-sponsoring different teaching academies for faculty. Our academies are listed below. If you have any questions regarding our teaching academies or future participation opportunities, please contact [email protected]. CRLT also offers a variety of orientations for faculty and graduate students. 

LSA Teaching Academy

Since 2009, CRLT has collaborated with the LSA dean’s office on a Teaching Academy focused on the specific needs of new tenure-track faculty in LSA. Opening with an intensive, two-day program in August, the Academy prepares faculty to teach at Michigan.  The academy typically includes a student panel with LSA undergraduates, a faculty panel, conversations with administrators on common challenges and key school policies, and pedagogy sessions on topics such as inclusive teaching and active learning. In their first term of teaching, members of the Academy work individually with a CRLT consultant on a process for gathering midterm student feedback from their students. Follow-up gatherings during the academic year focus on additional aspects of teaching within the College.

Health Sciences Teaching Academy

The Health Sciences Teaching Academy (HSTA) was developed in 2011 by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) in collaboration with the Health Sciences Deans Council. Its purpose is to provide support to faculty who are in their first three years of teaching at the University of Michigan. It is intentionally interprofessional with the goal of building networks and sharing teaching strategies across disciplinary boundaries. The academy runs virtually each year from January-June and includes 5 monthly workshops and 2 individual coaching sessions with the HSTA director. This format maximizes accessibility and customizability of the program to meet the individual needs of each participants. The content of the academy is updated each year to reflect current educational best practices for equity-focused teaching in online, didactic and clinical settings.

Since 2013, CRLT has collaborated with the dean’s office on a teaching academy focused on the specific needs of new faculty in the Ross School of Business. The academy includes a student panel with BBA and MBA students, conversations with administrators on common challenges and key school policies, and pedagogy sessions on inclusive teaching and active learning.

College of Engineering New Faculty Orientation

The day before the campuswide new faculty orientation (NFO), CRLT in Engineering provides additional programming for new CoE faculty. Participants engaged in a workshop about inclusive teaching, a panel discussion with U-M engineering undergraduate students, a presentation about research resources with a complementary panel discussion with experienced faculty about starting a research group, and a workshop on strategies for new faculty success. Subsequent programs cover applying for the first grant, preparing for the third year review, mentoring graduate students, teaching with technology, supporting students in distress, preparing for tenure and promotion, and enhancing leadership skills.