Faculty Learning Communities

Princeton is not only a community of research scholars, but a community of educators as well. We invite faculty to join the following groups to discuss their teaching practices and philosophies, to problem solve about challenges in the classroom and to share new ideas with one another. McGraw facilitates the organization of various faculty teaching communities and welcomes suggestions from faculty for new groups of special interest.

Teaching in Community

You are invited to participate in the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning's Teaching in Community group. Started last year, this group meets regularly over lunch and provides a venue for sharing questions, experiences, and teaching "best practices" with supportive colleagues while exploring solutions to common challenges. Indeed, we are never "done" learning to teach, and as experts in our respective disciplines and life-long learners, we are perfectly situated to learn with and from each other.

For additional information, please reach out to Jessica Del Vecchio or Laura Murray.

Alternative Grading Faculty Working Group

For Princeton faculty interested in learning about and/or using innovative methods for grading students, including collaborative grading, specs grading and ungrading techniques. Meetings occur on an ad hoc basis. Email [email protected] for more information. 

Equitable and Inclusive Teaching Virtual Cohort

We invite you to join a cohort of faculty to meet regularly on Zoom to discuss approaches to equitable and inclusive teaching. Please join if you are looking for accountability, community, and consistent support as you develop your present or future courses with equity in mind. Biweekly meetings offer time for instructors across disciplines to share concerns and receive and offer suggestions, while also discussing selected readings or other materials on key DEI issues. We often host guest speakers from across the university who are invested in DEI work.

Topics that we have explored to date include:

  • Anti-racist Pedagogy: What is it and what does it look like in action?
  • Sharing Pedagogical Approaches to Boost Inclusivity in Teaching and Learning Spaces
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Princeton Context
  • Creating Inclusive Syllabi (aka Diversifying and Decolonizing "the Canon")
  • Including “Neurodiversity” in “Inclusive Teaching”

See our event page to join.

For additional information, please contact Jessica Del Vecchio and Kate Thorpe.

STEM Teaching Group

For Princeton faculty and instructors in science and engineering (and teaching in related fields); an informal monthly gathering discussing teaching in STEM+ spaces, and particularly focused on those teaching undergraduate courses in STEM. Contact Colleen Richardson to join.