Faculty Mentoring Program
The Faculty Mentoring Program assists tenure-track faculty in their academic career development though the guidance and support of experienced University faculty members who serve as role models, advisors and mentors.
Apply to serve as a mentor (tenured faculty only)
Apply to participate as a mentee (pre-tenure faculty only)
Research on Teaching and Learning
The TCLT will establish opportunities for faculty to engage in internal and external research on teaching and learning in areas of content specialization. Engaging in pedagogical research advances self-reflective practice while yielding research of national importance suitable for publication in peer-reviewed professional journals.
Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Series
Brown bag lunches are informal meetings for faculty members to get together and discuss specific pedagogical topics throughout the academic year.
New Faculty Orientation
A one day event held annually prior to the start of the fall semester, sponsored in cooperation with the Office of Research, Human Resources & Affirmative Action, and the Center for Civic Engagement. Invitations are extended each year to all new faculty (full and part-time, tenure and non-tenure track). Information regarding teaching and research at the University of Michigan-Flint is presented, along with general information regarding programs and services available campus-wide.
First Year Faculty Program
Tenure-track faculty are invited to participate in an on-going orientation program over the course of their first academic year at the University of Michigan-Flint. Sessions are held monthly and cover a range of topics including but not limited to teaching methods, research, service, assessment, and faculty governance.
Golden Apple Recipients
The Golden Apple is designed to acknowledge faculty for their good teaching, advising, and supervising. Submitted by a student, a Golden Apple lets professors know that they are making a difference, that what they do is valued, and that they are recognized for going the extra distance in teaching or advising for their students.
Consultation is available to individual faculty members seeking to reflect upon and advance teaching expertise, departments, programs, and units on a broad range of teaching.
Department, Program, Unit Consultation
Consultation services are available to departments, programs and units addressing all aspects of teaching including syllabus, assignment design, interdisciplanary teaching, assessment and classroom observation.
This semi-annual publication provides a written venue for UM-Flint faculty, administration, and staff to “listen in” on one another’s perspectives on teaching for the purpose of deepening the conversation about excellence in teaching.