New Instructors

The NTLC sponsors workshops and prepares resources especially for instructors new to UW-Stout.
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New Instructor Workshop

During mid-August, NTLC hosts its annual workshop for new faculty and instructional academic staff. This workshop focuses on teaching and student-related issues that directly impact new hires. Examples of effective strategies related to teaching, research and service are shared, often by seasoned faculty. One of the many benefits of attending this workshop is the camaraderie that is created and the wonderful networking that occurs. 

Woven into the event are opportunities for instructor dialogue, exchange of classroom teaching practices, and new ideas. The workshop experience is designed to help instructors transition into their courses, learn about services and resources that the NTLC and others provide, and to connect to fellow educators who are passionate about teaching, and the research and service activities they are involved in.

 

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First Year Instructor Program

This yearlong program provides a forum for new tenure-track faculty and instructional academic staff to explore issues that are beyond the scope of the New Instructor Workshop and are characteristic of ongoing teaching responsibilities. It offers 8 or more sessions designed to provide instructors with collegial support, access to seasoned faculty and administrators, and an opportunity to ask questions and network.

The 2020-21 Tentative Agenda Topics Include: 

  • Friday, September 25 – Dealing with Student Anxiety
    • John Klem, professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, describes anxiety and areas where it is prevalent in the student population. After presenting models of anxiety, Klem proposes a number of strategies for teachers to use to address student anxiety. 
    • Register of Student Anxiety Button 

  • Friday, October 16 –  Supports to Help Serve Students
  • October - Tentative Guest Speaker TBD
  • Tuesday, November 17th from 2:30 – 4:00 pm – Equity – minded instruction 
  • Friday, November 20 – Veterans Viewpoint
  • Friday, December 18 – Managing Classroom Learning Environments
  • Friday, January 29 – RSD/MELT Framework 
  • Friday, February 19 – Kim Zagorski – group work
  • Friday, March 26 - Growth Mindset 
  • Friday, April 23 – Intercultural Tune-up for Your Courses  
  • Friday, May 14 – Celebrate Successes – First Year Instructor Group

All first year instructors are invited to attend these sessions. Those who participated in the New Instructor Workshop are eligible to participate in the First Year Instructor Program. While participation in this program is optional, for those instructors who do get involved, they receive a financial incentive. Funding for the workshop series is provided by the Provost's Office and NTLC.