Faculty Development




    Faculty Reading Groups 

    The Mellon Center provides support for a variety of faculty reading groups each year. Any IWU faculty member is invited to propose a book list or a topic on which books can later be chosen. If you would like to propose a reading group, please e-mail the Mellon Center, melncntr@iwu.edu, with your suggested topic and/or book list as soon as possible. 
    For more information on Faculty Reading Groups see the current Faculty Development Handbook.

    New Faculty Orientation 

    New Faculty Gatherings
    First and second year faculty are invited to attend a series of informal gatherings throughout the academic year.  A topic of interest for new faculty will be highlighted 3-4 times a semester and this venue provides an opportunity to learn details about an IWU program or service, to ask questions, and to get to know new colleagues.  

    New Faculty Mentoring
    Early in the fall semester new faculty are paired with faculty who have been awarded the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence and/or the Student Senate Professor of the Year award.  

    Please contact the Associate Dean of Curricular and Faculty Development for more information on any of these programs.

    Teaching Circles

    In an effort to promote developmental feedback on faculty members' teaching practices, the Mellon Center sponsors a Teaching Circles program.
    Under this program, groups of three faculty members from different departments visit each others' classes and offer constructive feedback with regard to syllabi and assignment construction and the use of pedagogical methods in a live classroom situation.
    Teaching Circles: Making Inquire Safe for Faculty by Laurel Black and Mary Ann Cessna, click here 
    If you are interested in participating in Teaching Circles, please contact the Associate Dean of Curricular and Faculty Development.