A New Opportunity and Reminders

Dear Colleagues, 

We would like to invite you to participate in a new faculty development opportunity and remind you of a few others. 

June 8-10: Lecture Breakers Virtual Summer Conference 

Do you want to use active learning strategies to promote student learning but do not have much time to prepare before fall term? The Lecture Breakers Conference will help by teaching strategies to engage students in any classroom format. Two of the nine speakers will focus on technology applications; one will focus on inclusive teaching; all will focus on active engagement of learners. In all, there are three hours of training per day for three afternoons on June 8-10. The conference also includes one evening keynote on the topic of minimizing faculty burnout. If you miss any live sessions, your registration gives you access to the recorded sessions through July 8. 

You can register on your own ($297) OR join our UR cohort. The Faculty Hub will pay for ten faculty members to gain this professional development in advance of fall term (first come, first serve). If you would like to join our Lecture Breakers cohort or have questions, please contact Kylie Korsnack in the Faculty Hub by May 20.    

Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort for the Next Academic Year 

If you would like a deeper engagement in becoming a more inclusive teacher, please consider applying for next year’s Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort. This initiative is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. Applications for next year’s cohort are due by Friday, May 21. For more information, eligibility, and details on how to apply, please read the call for applications for the Inclusive Pedagogy Cohort. 

Summer Blog Series: Forward Thinking 

What aspects of your “pandemic pedagogy” will stay with you as we return to face-to-face teaching? We invite you to contribute to our blog series, Forward Thinking – an informal collection of stories and examples of what UR faculty will carry forward into future teaching. For inspiration, check out the first post from the Faculty Hub’s own, Dr. Andrew Bell. If you would like to contribute, please email Andrew Bell for more details. 

1-1 Consultations 

Lastly, a reminder that the Faculty Hub is available to provide faculty with personalized support for teaching and scholarship through confidential, individual or small group consultations this summer. Schedule a consultationon our website. 

Best wishes as you complete spring term grading. 


Linda Boland 

Director, Teaching and Scholarship Hub