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New Faculty Advisory Council

The mission of the New Faculty Advisory Council, or NFAC, (formerly know as the New Faculty Cohort Steering Committee) is to facilitate the integration of new engineering faculty into ASU by fostering a culture of collaboration and community. We aim to welcome new faculty and provide opportunities for professional development.

ASU 601: The ASU Experience for Faculty New to ASU 

Classroom and Teaching Strategies Peer Exchange Workshop 
October 10, 2014 
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)
College Avenue Commons, 7th Street and College Avenue, CAVC 459 

A faculty member new to Arizona State University confronts many demands with respect to teaching, research, and service. Maximizing outcomes and productivity in any of these areas is a critically important component of building a successful academic career at the University.

This peer exchange workshop will focus on the teaching component of the academic position. Faculty from across the Schools of Engineering will share their own experiences and classroom challenges and participate in an open forum discussion of issues relevant to all new faculty members. 

Topics that may be discussed include: 

  • Evaluating students using efficient and fair grading techniques that do not take over your life; 
  • Low overhead teaching strategies; 
  • Getting classroom spaces that work with your teaching style; 
  • Getting classroom support (TAs, graders, UGTAs) and making the most of their contribution; 
  • Developing a new course from gaining administrative support to the logistics of implementation; 
  • Inquiry-based learning in large classes; 
  • Practical aspects of integrating newer paradigms into your teaching strategy (online education, computer-intensive classes, flipped classrooms, etc.); and 
  • Others as needed by the attendees. 

Email Karmella.Haynes@asu.edu or Shane.Underwood@asu.edu for questions or to request inclusion of any specific topics of interest. 

Resources for students

Looking for a list of resources for your students? Check out the Resources for Students page on In the Loop, intheloop.engineering.asu.edu/resources-for-students.

Sample language about health and wellness resources for syllabi included below. 

ASU Counseling Services
ASU Counseling Services offers confidential, personal counseling and crisis services for students experiencing emotional concerns, problems in adjusting, and other factors that affect their ability to achieve their academic and personal goals. Support is available 24/7.

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. call 480-965-6146 and ask to speak with a counselor
  • After-hours/weekends call EMPACT’s 24-hour ASU-dedicated hotline 480-921-1006

Student Advocacy and Assistance
Student Advocacy and Assistance in the Dean of Students Office guides students in resolving educational, personal and other campus impediments toward successful completion of their academic goals. Student Advocacy and Assistance links students with appropriate university and community resources to bring efficient closure to student concerns.  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. call 480-965-6547