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Faculty Roundtables

This year, in response to calls for more opportunities for collective discussion and communication, Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI) and the Division of Faculty Affairs is scheduling a series of online, faculty-focused conversations on topics of campus-wide interest, peer to peer education, and community building.

How It Works

Roundtables will take place in a special Zoom session, set up and facilitated by TLI and Faculty Affairs staff. Depending on the number of registered participants, attendees will be organized into smaller groups, similar to a virtual roundtable.

  • Discussion: At each roundtable, faculty will be encouraged to discuss the initial topic, as well as any related topics, that may arise throughout the discussion.
  • Hosting: A faculty expert or staff member from TLI or Faculty Affairs will also be present to support each conversation by posing questions, pointing out resources, or providing guidance related to significant parts of the overall topic being discussed.

How to Join In

Space for these sessions may be limited, so those interested in joining the conversation should register to participate as soon as possible, using the links below. A waitlist will be maintained, and RSVPs will be accepted beyond the attendance limit. Each roundtable session may also be live streamed for those on the waitlist.

Timeline

Fall 2020 roundtable discussions are open for registration! Click the links below to register. Spring 2021 roundtables are under preparation, and registration information will be posted soon.

Fall 2020 Program:

  • Fall Roundtable 1: Responding to an Election – Wednesday, November 4th (12-1 PM)

Register for Roundtable 1

  • Fall Roundtable 2: Considering Personal Health & Wellness – Wednesday, December 2nd (12-1 PM)

Register for Roundtable 2

Spring 2021 Program:

  • Spring Roundtable 1: Work-Life Balance and the New (New) Normal – Wednesday, February 3rd (12-1 PM)
    • Registration information will be posted by January 2021
  • Spring Roundtable 2: Institutional Culture, Climate, and Being an Ally – Wednesday, March 3rd (12-1 PM)
    • Registration information will be posted by January 2021
  • Spring Roundtable 3: Retention, Promotion, & Career Role Transition in the Wake of a Pandemic – Wednesday, April 7th (12-1 PM)
    • Registration information will be posted by January 2021

For more information, or for questions, please email Chris Kilgore (ckilgor4@utk.edu), TLI Special Programs Coordinator, or Ferlin McGaskey (fmcgaske@utk.edu), Director of Faculty Development.