FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

A notable expert in the area of learning and teaching speaks at Touro College every semester. The presentation is followed by a hands-on, interactive workshop. Previous presenters have been Harry BallanKen Bain and Dylan Wiliam.

TOURO COLLEGE TEACHING AND LEARNING EXCHANGE BLOG

All of us work in an environment with a mixture of undergraduate and graduate/professional programs and have varied experiences and training in terms of educational theory, pedagogy and practice. By faculty, for faculty, the blog is a space to bring together Touro faculty, so that they can share their insights, reflections, and thoughts on how to promote better student learning.

Book Club

Each book club meets three times (one hour each) over two months and every book is facilitated by a different faculty member. Previous book clubs have read Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam and Make It Stick by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel.

Touro College Academy for Leadership and Management

Started in 2018, TCALM is currently working with its second cohort. TCALM is an innovative program that provides faculty and academic leadership with the opportunity to further develop skills and competencies to enhance performance and prepare participants for growth opportunities. As a pathway for professional development, TCALM: (1) builds on the strengths of individual participants through hands-on presentations and problem-solving challenges and team-building experiences that are designed to enhance an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in higher education today; (2) fosters greater exposure to the various schools and administrative departments of Touro College and University System and (3) exposes participants to various leadership skills by enhancing knowledge of, among other things, organizational theory, problem-solving, communications and finances in higher education.

Faculty Focus Newsletter

Published out of the Office of the Provost (Graduate and Professional Divisions), in conjunction with the Academic Affairs team, since the summer of 2015, Faculty Focus provides important announcements and updates on Touro College related activities, projects, grants and initiatives. The newsletter also gathers and lists faculty presentations/ awards/ publications/ honors; presents curated upcoming research opportunities for faculty/ webinars and blog articles in the area of learning and teaching; and sources resources for faculty from the library and Canvas. Further, every month, the Provost (or guest) writes a short review of a book related to learning and teaching. If you are a Touro College (adjunct or full-time) faculty member and not receiving this e-newsletter, please email judiana.olvera@touro.edu.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.
Once a year, Fulbright staff conduct a workshop for Touro Faculty on the Fulbright Scholar Program. The next workshop will be in March 2019. For more information, please reach out to Touro College Fulbright Scholar Liaison, Dr. Rima Aranha: rima.aranha@touro.edu.

Touro College Faculty Innovation Grant Program

Initiated in 2019, these grants are intended to promote student success and excellence in teaching through the development of innovative instructional methods, new methods of assessing learning or the redesign of courses using technology. For the 2019-2020 competition, in addition to funding proposals on innovation and excellence for teaching excellence and assessment described above, grant applications are especially encouraged that will also develop strategies for interdisciplinary approaches for appropriately building health care concepts into non-health care curricular offerings. In the 2019-2020 competition cycle, seven projects were awarded grants (six from the undergraduate division, one from the professional division and one from the graduate division).