University Academy of Teaching:
The Academy recognizes exemplary professors who have generously, collaboratively shared their know-how with faculty and graduate TA colleagues over time, throughout the University. Through the Academy, members innovatively share their expertise with even more colleagues in ways that will further raise the level of pedagogy at U.Va. Funded with support from The Jefferson Trust, an Initiative of the U.Va. Alumni Association, the Provost's Office, and the TRC. Detailed website coming soon.
in Diversity Fellowship Program:
This program offers incoming junior faculty one-year Fellowships to help
them develop productive long-term careers at the University of Virginia.
Originally funded by the Provost and by the Deans of Arts & Sciences,
Engineering, and Medicine, the Program now receives permanent support
from the University of Virginia.
Hybrid Challenge for Engaged Courses: This initiative from the UVa Faculty Senate and Teaching Resource Center supports faculty members as they develop newly hybrid technology-enhanced courses for engaged student learning.Funded by President Sullivan.
Nucleus: This program helps faculty improve STEM education in introductory-level courses at UVa using research-based pedagogies and assessment—and helps faculty and departments sustain improvements. Funded by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Contemplative Pedagogy Program: With funding support from the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) and the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC), this program support UVa faculty members wishing to systematically integrate contemplation into their courses.
Learning Assessment Grants: A collaboration between the Office of Institutional Assessment and Studies (IAS) and the Teaching Resource Center (TRC), this small grants program provides “seed money” to encourage student learning assessment at UVa.
As Writers: Funded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement,
the Professors As Writers program supports UVa faculty in their academic
and professional writing.
Graduate Student Programs
Professor Today: A broad professional development program designed for graduate
students and postdoctoral fellows interested in future jobs in academia.
Teaching+Technology Support Partners: The TTSP program, funded by the Provost
and ITC, provides training for a graduate student to give faculty within
a department or school support in using new technologies for teaching
innovation. Schools and departments with a substantial undergraduate population
Teaching Assistants Program: A program, co-sponsored with the Center
for American English Language and Culture (CAELC), designed to assist
International Graduate Students who speak a language other than English
as their first language, and who are prospective Teaching Assistants for
Teaching Fellowship Program: With summer grants and ongoing, interdisciplinary discussions, the University Teaching Fellows Program (1992-2011) has helped many of our most intellectually sound and successful junior faculty members develop into exceptionally fine teachers.
Teaching+Technology Initiative: This program (1995-2009), originally funded by the Provost and ITC,
sponsored faculty fellows with projects integrating teaching and technology.
Teaching Initiative: An initiative of the Faculty Senate funded by
the Provost from 1998-2001, this program grew from the University-wide
Self Study process (1994-95). The Teaching Resource Center collaborated
with the Faculty Senate to strengthen the incentives for superior teaching
by funding individual faculty teaching projects and to develop school
and university-wide programs for enhancing apprenticeship teaching and
the effectiveness of the learning experience for both undergraduate and
Development Grants: These grants (1991-2003) helped departments improve their professional
development programs for for graduate student TAs and encouraged faculty
mentoring of graduate students as teachers. Unfortunately, state budget
reductions have eliminated funding for TA Development Grants.
Student Focus Groups: This program attempted to foster an ongoing dialogue
about teaching and learning between undergraduate students and faculty
members and TAs.