Project Spotlight

Ignite: Launching the Next Generation of UVa Faculty for Teaching Excellence

The Teaching Resource Center proposes to create Ignite, a new program designed to provide the new next generation of UVa faculty with the knowledge, skills, and supportive community they need to develop into exceptional teachers. Ignite thus seeks to capture the opportunity of the next five years when UVa will replace 35 percent of its tenured and tenure-track faculty in a generational-turnover.

Over the course of the comprehensive, year-long program, participants will…

  • learn about evidence-based practices to design courses
  • use effective approaches to teaching, including strategies to engage students through a variety of instructional technologies
  • develop a confident, robust, and efficient approach to teaching
  • prepare a teaching statement for their third-year review

The pilot program will reach 12 faculty in 15-16 and 24 in 16-17. For more information see Ignite website.

Ignite: Launching the Next Generation of UVa Faculty for Teaching Excellence