Academic Leadership Development Program(ALD): The ALD program provides faculty leaders with the tools and skills to navigate the myriad issues that arise with leadership roles, a need identified by the University-wide Committee on Teaching and Faculty Development and the Human Resources Department. Designed for Tufts’ academic leaders (academic deans, department chairs, program directors, etc.) the ALD is a four-session program offered in half-day blocks throughout a semester that addresses: 1) Academic Leadership in Action, 2) Communication and Managing Conflict, 3) Navigating Politics, 4) Leading Change. Each session includes pre-work for the participants, interactive presentations and discussions, and hands-on practical activities.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): SoTLinvolves a systematic engagement and analysis of research questions related to student learning that are shared publicly in peer-reviewed journals to advance the field of teaching and learning.