There’s a lot going on these next few weeks related to teaching and learning, so read on for events that you won’t want to miss!

Open Educational Resource Week

March 2-4 

Open Education Week at UD is Coming!  Join colleagues for this global celebration of sharing and using open materials in education. The UD Library is offering 6 workshops, panel presentations, and discussions on March 2, 3, and 4 aimed at helping you feel ready to take the plunge into open materials!  

Promotion and Tenure Panels

February 26th | 3:30-5:00 | Register here

CTAL and the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs invite you to a panel discussion, featuring recently promoted faculty at all ranks (CT and TT), about how to document your teaching for promotion and tenure. Faculty from across the University will share their insights and experiences from the promotion and tenure process and discuss the elements of a successful teaching portfolio. Each panelist has recently received a promotion or been elevated to tenure.  Participants will learn how to craft a narrative about their teaching to accompany their student evaluations of teaching and consider what teaching effectiveness means in the context of their courses and their disciplines. Guidance will also be provided on writing a “COVID Impact Statement”.

Panel Chair: Jules Bruck, P&T Committee Member


  • Matthew Oliver, professor with tenure, School of Marine Science and Policy
  • Jill Flynn, professor without tenure, English
  • Michael Mackenzie, associate professor with tenure, Behavioral Health and Nutrition
  • Jennifer Saylor, associate professor with tenure, School of Nursing
  • D. Chanele Moore, associate professor without tenure, Associate in Arts Program

March 12 & 19 | 3:00-4:30 | Learn more

The UD ADVANCE Institute and the vice provost for faculty affairs are co-hosting two sessions on the promotion and tenure process for tenured/tenure-track (T/TT) faculty. Panelists will include recently promoted T/TT faculty members from across the university as well as members of university or college P&T committees.

A panel for assistant professors seeking tenure and promotion to associate professor will be held on March 12 from 3:00 – 4:30 via Zoom.

A panel for tenured associate professors seeking promotion to full professor will be held on March 19 from 3:00-4:30 via Zoom. Registration for these events is not required. Zoom links are posted on the UD ADVANCE website (UD credentials are required to access the links).

These panels will not be recorded; however, notes will be posted on the ADVANCE Institute website. Notes from previous events can be found here.

Although these events focus on the promotion process for T/TT faculty, the CT Caucus is planning a similar event for CT faculty. The Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning is also offering a panel on preparing one’s teaching materials for P&T.

The Paul R. Jones Lecture

March 3 | 6:00pm | Register here

Deborah Willis, Ph.D, practicing artist, renowned scholar, educator and curator will be the speaker at the Paul R. Jones Annual Lecture this year. For the first time, the event will be held virtually.  The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.  Registration is now open – Register HERE

Dr. Willis has shaped the study of Black photography across the globe. A University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, she has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, Africana Studies, where she teaches courses on Photography & Imaging, iconicity, and cultural histories visualizing the black body, women, and gender. Her research examines photography’s multifaceted histories, visual culture, the photographic history of Slavery and Emancipation; contemporary women photographers and beauty. She received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. 

Willis is the author of Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present; and co-author of The Black Female Body A Photographic HistoryEnvisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery; and Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs (both titles a NAACP Image Award Winner). Professor Willis’s curated exhibitions include: “In Pursuit of Beauty” at Express Newark; “Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits” at the International Center of Photography and “Reframing Beauty: Intimate Moments” at Indiana University. Since 2006 she has co-organized thematic conferences exploring imaging the Black body in the West such as the conference titled Black Portraiture[s] which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2016. 

She has appeared and consulted on media projects including documentary films such as Through A Lens Darkly and Question Bridge: Black Males, a transmedia project, which received the ICP Infinity Award 2015, and American Photography, PBS Documentary.  

Professor Willis’ latest book,  The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship, NYU Press, 2021 is available now.

To learn more about Deborah Willis, visit NYU/Tisch
Deborah Willis – her personal website
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Designing A New Study Abroad Program

March 8 | 4:00-5:15pm | Register here

Thinking about developing a new winter or summer session study abroad program? Please join the Center for Global Programs and Services for an introductory “how-to” session to take place on Monday, March 8, from 4:00-5:15 PM via Zoom.

You’ll hear a panel of experienced study abroad program directors share ideas on topics such as: program site selection, academic considerations, itinerary planning, recruitment of specific student groups, and characteristics of a successful faculty director.

Staff from GPS will guide the discussion, present the proposal process and provide feedback on your ideas for new programs. Lisa Chieffo, Associate Director for Study Abroad, will be the facilitator.

Please also note that GPS is now accepting proposals for summer 2022 programs, which are due July 1:

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