This two-day program introduces new faculty—regardless of prior teaching experience—to teaching at UVA. Through a series of interactive sessions, new faculty learn about themselves as educators and about UVA students as learners, ways to create and foster more inclusive learning environments, and how to create more active learning environments, more effective assignments, more equitable grading practices, and more transparent syllabi. Through informal conversations and structured activities, new faculty also begin developing a supportive teaching community with colleagues from across the University.
While all faculty who teach are welcome, Spark is designed primarily for those teaching undergraduate and graduate students in traditional classroom settings.
Information on this year's event.
More on the schedule of events August 9 and 10.