New Faculty Community of Practice on Teaching at UMaine

Five individuals sitting around a table.

In-person preferred, but we can accommodate hybrid if you need to be remote.

Biweekly, Fall 2024

Starting on Sept 6th @ 11:00am 12:00pm

Location: Fernald Hall RM 102

Together, explore and learn about UMaine’s students, policies, and develop a strong foundation of teaching skills through the exploration of case studies and actual scenarios from the classroom.  In parallel we will work on developing your teaching development plan to help guide your teaching goals at UMaine. A great way to meet colleagues and learn more about UMaine, teaching, and your own professional development.


  • Draft a teaching development plan to guide your educational development.
  • Cultivate a critically reflective practice around teaching and pedagogy.
  • Begin building a teaching portfolio for use in the review/evaluation process.
  • Develop a teaching practice that aligns with your philosophy and makes teaching an enjoyable experience, while supporting students.
  • Identify university and departmental resources.
  • Network and share with other new faculty members.

Meeting Dates

Sept 6th Orientation and Kick off

Sept 20th

Oct 4th

Oct 18th

Nov 1st

Nov 15th

Dec 13th