The Teaching and Learning Center runs a number of programs and workshops throughout the year designed to foster reflection and conversation about teaching and learning. | View an archive of past TLC events.
New Faculty Orientation
A day-long orientation in August provides an overview of the University and what is expected of new faculty members.
Course Design And Pedagogy Workshop
Designed for faculty that are new to teaching, or have never been exposed to course design, this three-day August workshop helps faculty members thoughtfully prepare for their upcoming classes. Topics include syllabus creation, inclusive classroom pedagogy, development and assessment of learning objectives, and an introduction to various elements of good teaching.
New Faculty Pedagogy Series
This weekly lunch series is designed to assist and support new faculty as they adjust to their first year at Bucknell. Topics include motivating students, using group work successfully, teaching critical thinking, grading, combining teaching and scholarship, dealing with struggling students, and more.
Friday Learning Series
The Friday Learning Series includes luncheon presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics. The presentations are short and designed to fit an already busy schedule while providing an opportunity to keep in touch with members of the faculty and other University staff.
2nd-3rd Year Faculty Learning Series
This series provides a safe space for pre-tenure faculty to continue their exploration of teaching, scholarship and service. These events provide faculty an organized opportunity to discuss key aspects of their careers, deepen their teaching skills, and broaden their institutional knowledge.
These small groups provide an ongoing arena for faculty and staff to share ideas and investigate a topic that they are passionate about. The participants meet through the course of the semester, and focus their discussion upon a text or a selection of readings.
The TLC hosts two May workshops for the College Core Curriculum: a three-day workshop on teaching Foundation Seminars, and a two-day workshop for those partnering to teach an Integrated Perspectives course.
Detailed information about these programs is available in myBucknell.