Faculty Development Opportunities

CTE provides faculty development opportunities to faculty members to build up their teaching capabilities. Our workshops are designed to facilitate sharing and exchange of good teaching techniques and practices. These include (but not limited to):

  • Faculty Teaching Forum: A two-day workshop (half-day for adjuncts) at the start of each teaching semester and seeks to orientate new faculty members to SMU's teaching philosophy and best practices.
  • Brown Bag Conversations: Lunch time sharing sessions where faculty members meet up and share about their teaching experience and the pedagogical issues they face.
  • Learning Innovation Festival (LIFE!): An annual event that celebrates innovation in teaching at SMU.
  • SMU Experiential Education Day (SEED): Lunch time sharing sessions where faculty members share their expertise with the SMU academic community in experiential learning and/or its related topics.
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Lunchtime Series: Led by faculty instructors, the workshops include hands-on activities and sharing of classroom practices on using TEL tools to engage students.
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seminar: Provides a platform to hear from renowned scholars and faculty members committed to the systematic and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance students’ learning experiences and outcomes.

The schedule for these events can be found here and e-mails will also be sent to the teaching community to inform them of the upcoming events. Faculty members can register for these events or programmes via the links in the e-mail, or contact cte [at] smu.edu.sg.