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 five-module program offered in five half-day sessions throughout a semester that addresses: 1) role of academic leader, 2) academic leader as university agent, 3) communications and conflict resolution, 4) managing change, and 5) role as coach and mentor. Each module includes learning objectives, pre-work for the participants, presentations and activities.
CELT Faculty Fellows Seminar: The Faculty Fellows Seminar is comprised of a small group of faculty from across the university who have applied and been accepted into a semester long program. This seminar is aimed at helping faculty to develop their skills as teachers. Seminar participants have the opportunity to hear from speakers on topics of teaching and learning, discuss specific issues with each other, and receive individualized and small-group coaching. The seminar is not a remedial course. Rather, it is for professors who are already successful in their teaching, but who wish to reach the next level in terms of teaching effectiveness.
Office of Educational Affairs (OEA)/CELT Teaching Scholars CELT works together with OEA to host four three-hour sessions in the Spring to be held at Tufts University School of Medicine Campus. Sessions include: Promoting Active Learning Through Learner-Centered Teaching, Peer Observation of Teaching with Collegial Feedback, and Step-back Consultations on Participant’s Individual Teaching Practices.
University Seminar: CELT works closely with this program, initiated by Provost Jamshed Bharucha, to combine interdisciplinary research with civic engagement. The courses, which are open to upper level undergraduate and graduate and professional students from across the university, are an exciting opportunity for faculty and students from across the disciplines to engage in exploring cutting edge topics of international concern.