Visiting and Adjunct New Faculty Community of Practice

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Visiting and Adjunct New Faculty Community of Practice

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching invites registrants for the 2021-2022 Visiting and Adjunct New Faculty Community of Practice. This year-long Community is intended to support our colleagues who are new to the Wake Forest community and also help them explore and enhance future career options after their time at Wake Forest. Temporary and adjunct faculty members in their first or second year at WFU are encouraged to register.

The program is designed to help you connect with the WFU community and also enhance your efficacy around your role as a new faculty member, with a strong emphasis on teaching. You will be supported in your efforts to establish community, networks, and connections across the WFU community; identify evidence-based practices to enhance your teaching; and engage in activities that further your career goals beyond WFU.

The Community will be led by Kristi Verbeke, Director of Educational Development in the CAT. First and second-year temporary and adjunct faculty are invited to apply. Participants will meet 5 times each semester (every three weeks) to explore career aspirations and evidence-based teaching practices and support each other during their time at WFU. Optional networking and social opportunities will also be offered throughout the year.

The Community will meet every three weeks (September through May) at a time that best fits members’ schedules. In order to establish community among the group, regular attendance at these gatherings is expected for all who register. 

Goals of the Community of Practice

The goals of the community of practice are to: 

  • connect you with the WFU community, other new faculty, and the CAT as a support resource for your teaching.
  • encourage you to explore and adopt evidence-based practices that you feel will enhance student learning in your classes. 
  • support you in your exploration and enhancement of your career goals beyond WFU.

Application Process

The application period for this year’s community has passed. If you wish to receive information for next year’s community once it becomes available, please email Kristi Verbeke at