New Faculty Programs

DCAL provides particular support and resources to faculty who are new to teaching at Dartmouth. The following programs are designed to support participants' development as scholar-teachers.

Course Design Institute

This three-day institute is designed to help participants prepare to teach their first course at Dartmouth, or revise a course they have previously taught. The institute focuses on elements of course design (learning objectives, assessment, classroom activities, assignments) and covers logistical and policy information pertinent to teaching at Dartmouth. Participants will also learn about Dartmouth students and how best to support them. The institute is collaborative and interactive, providing time for participants to work on their course development with support from Learning Design, DCAL, and the Library.
CDI participants have described their experiences this way:      

"It's a great way to make substantive progress on your course, be introduced to best practices and build relationships with other faculty on campus.  DO IT!"

"It was fantastic – a great opportunity to think carefully about teaching with caring experts on teaching."

"Three days may seem like a lot of time, but it's way better than learning everything we covered the hard way through three months (or three years!) of trial and error!"

Dates for the 2020 Course Design Institute will be announced in early winter 2020.

New Faculty Orientation

During this orientation to teaching at Dartmouth, participants:

  • Discover resources and support for teaching
  • Hear from faculty colleagues and top administrators about teaching at Dartmouth
  • Meet people who can support your teaching – subject librarians, learning designers, and educational technologists
  • Meet other new faculty
  • Get excited about teaching at Dartmouth

Dates for the 2020 New Faculty Orientation will be announced in early winter 2020.

Inclusive Pathways for Advancement in the Academy

Inclusive Pathways for Advancement in the Academy (IPAA) supports Dartmouth's commitment to Inclusive Excellence and the Campus Climate and Culture Initiative by providing participants with the skills needed to successfully teach a diverse student body, develop scholarship, and build social capital to navigate Dartmouth.

This institute is designed and offered collaboratively by the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity (IDE), Campus Climate & Culture Initiative (C3I), Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), Dartmouth Library, Learning Design & Technology (ITC), and Office of Grant Proposal Support (GrantGPS).

Dates for the 2020 Inclusive Pathways institute will be announced in early 2020.