Teaching Professionals Program (TPro2)

The Teaching Professionals Program (TPro2) works to build community and formalize the career objectives of the participants by hosting meetings that provide professional development, facilitate sharing of ideas, and allow general discussion. All specialized teaching faculty are welcome!

We want to reinforce this community of practice by:

  • Hosting gatherings for sharing ideas and experiences.
  • Sharing and implementing a framework for professional development through structured reflective practice.
  • Building centralized access to documents, communication, and planning. Example documents such as job descriptions and departmental policies affecting teaching faculty will be gathered and stored in a jointly accessible location.
  • Creating a teaching calendar to facilitate simple visits to our colleagues’ classrooms, allowing for an organic flow of best practices among peers.

Fall 2018 Meetings

Thursday, September 6th, 3:00 – 4:00pm
335 Grainger
Welcome Meeting! (snacks provided)

Monday, September 17th, 10:00 – 11:00am
Informal coffee hour at Espresso Royale Café in Grainger

Tuesday, October 2nd, 3:00-4:30pm
335 Grainger
Grant Writing 101 (snacks provided)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2:30-3:30pm
Informal coffee hour at Espresso Royale Café in Grainger

Thursday, October 25th, 8:30am-10am
301 Engineering Hall
Digital Accessibility For All: Tips and Campus Resources (breakfast provided)

Wednesday, November 7th,10-11:30am
212 Engineering Hall
Supporting teaching-track faculty: Views from USC (Guest: Ginger Clark)

Wednesday, November 14th, 9:00-10:00am
Informal coffee hour at Espresso Royale Café in Grainger

Thursday, December 6th, 4:30-6:00pm
TPro2 Happy Hour (location TBD)

Comments from participants
“The Teaching Professionals Program has been a productive venue both for sharing good ideas about teaching and for thinking about my career.” – David Varodayan, CS

“The meetings have been exciting and enjoyable, and it is great to learn how others function in the college and to hear about research opportunities.” – Marcia Pool, BioE

“TPro2 is a great way to find out what others have tried successfully (and unsuccessfully) in the classroom. It has become part of my larger ‘Community of Practice’ in the realm of teaching and learning.” – Chris Schmitz, ECE