Faculty Teaching 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.

Faculty Professional Learning Community (PLC)

You are invited to participate in the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning's faculty Professional Learning Community (PLC) inaugural cohort this Fall. The McGraw Center is organizing small, discipline-specific groups of interested faculty to discuss teaching approaches; share pedagogical materials; observe each other teaching; and, if you wish, read and discuss selected texts related to teaching and learning.

This new initiative is intended to be 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.

Complete the Teaching in Community form to indicate your interest in participating in the inaugural 2022-2023 cohort, and responses will be used to match colleagues into groups.

For additional information, please reach out to Kate Stanton.

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. Contact Prof. Yael Niv to join.

Equitable and Inclusive Virtual Teaching 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.

 

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”

 

We welcome your ideas for discussion topics!

For additional information, Please contact Laura Murray

STEM Teaching Group

For Princeton faculty in science and engineering; meets monthly during the academic year. Contact Colleen Richardson to join.