What We’re All About
The Office for Faculty Advancement (OFA) promotes faculty excellence in teaching and learning, scholarship, leadership, and university citizenship. Developed out of the University’s teaching and learning center (RAUL), the Office of Faculty Advancement will retain its primary focus on excellence in teaching and learning while expanding to support faculty development in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and university citizenship.
Working closely with other offices providing faculty development across the University, the Office for Faculty Engagement and Advancement supports excellence in all areas of academic life for Montclair State University faculty members.
Primary functions of the OFA:
- Sponsorship of programs and services that further faculty advancement in teaching, research, and university citizenship,
- Development and maintenance of a clearinghouse and collaborative referral network to effectively guide faculty to programs, offices and informational sources that support their advancement.
- Development of new initiatives, including, tool and programs to support curricula and program development, diversity and inclusion aspirations, data analytics for student success, research and teaching efficiency goals, and career management.
Upcoming Events – FALL 2019
October 14, 2019 – “Challenge Worksheets for Problem Solving and Active Learning in Large Classes” – lead by Dr. Reba Wissner, music faculty member at Montclair State University, New York University, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, and Seton Hall University. Visit our Events page to learn more!
October 22, 2019 – The Provost’s Series on University Learning – “What Research Tells Us About Effective Teaching (and Learning) Strategies That We (and Our Students) Will Actually Use.” featuring Guest Speaker Dr. David McConnell, Professor, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University. Visit our Events page to learn more!
November 7, 2019 – Contemplative Pedagogy in Teaching Practice, facilitated by Dr. Maughn Gregory, Professor, Educational Foundations.Visit our Events page to learn more!
November 12, 2019 -“Now and Then: Talking with First-Generation College Students – Faculty and Student Panel.” facilitated by Julie Dalley, with featured panelists including staff, current students, faculty members. Join this rich discussion about the experience of first-generation college students from across the generational divides, then, and now. Visit our Events page to learn more!
Monday Mornings Magna Commons – each Monday we recommend a new teaching and learning webinar from our site library in the Magna Pubs Commons. To view the library and access our site license, please contact our office at email@example.com or call 973-655-3276.
Two FALL 2019 Book Discussion Groups
- The Slow Professor, by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber – a hybrid book discussion group that meets online and in-person. Facilitated by Dr. Reba Wissner, in partnership and collaborative discussion with NYU School of Professional Studies. To learn more and join the discussion group (with a FREE copy of the book, yours to keep), please visit our page.
- Bandwidth Recovery, by Cia Verschelden – a hybrid book discussion group that meets online and in-person. Facilitated by Julie Dalley. To learn more and join the discussion group (with a FREE copy of the book, yours to keep), please visit our page.
- Annual University Teaching and Learning Showcase
- Faculty Workshops and Seminars
- Contemplative Pedagogy Program
- Provost’s Speakers Series for University Learning
- Engaged Teaching Fellows Program