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Mid-Career Teaching Community

The Mid-Career Teaching Community for 2014-15 brings together faculty from multiple disciplines to exchange ideas and explore current challenges in university teaching. Communication, learning, and teaching styles may vary based on academic discipline, class size, and student demographics, which in turn create different opportunities for effective and rewarding teaching. This community will draw upon the experiences of participants in addition to research on the scholarship of teaching and learning and research from evidence-based pedagogy. The specific topics for this teaching community will be determined by the participants using a consensus process at the start of the year.


This program is designed for full-time faculty who are associate or full professors, associate or full teaching professors, or associate or full clinical professors at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Participation is limited to 15 faculty members.

Program Agenda

Participants will meet sevent times during the academic year; they must be able to attend at least five meetings to participate in the program and receive a $500 stipend. Topics and activities for each meeting will be determined by the participants and facilitated by experienced CTL teaching consultants and partners. Participants are invited to share in the facilitation of meetings.

Meetings will be held on the following Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m. The Location of the meetings will be scheduled shortly, but once each semester our meeting will be held on the St. Paul campus.

  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17
  • January 21
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 22


Anita Gonzalez is a Teaching Consultant at the Center for Teaching & Learning where she teaches in the Preparing Future Faculty Program; facilitates workshops on inclusive teaching and critical thinking, among other topics; and provides consultations for faculty and teaching staff. She also teaches for the Master of Liberal Studies Program with a focus on contemporary culture and multicultural studies.


Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Faculty members who are interested and available are encouraged to register early. A wait list will also be maintained. Wait-listed faculty will be notified of their status early in the academic year.

Register for the Mid-Career Teaching Community
(You will be asked to log in with your University x.500 ID and password.)