» IETL Programs

The Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IETL) helps to continue Chapman's tradition of teaching excellence with a variety of programs, events, and supports for all full-time and part-time faculty at the university.

+ - IETL Faculty Ambassadors

The IETL Faculty Ambassadors are faculty members specifically recognized for disciplinary teaching excellence, who serve as mentors and consultants for the faculty within their specific academic units. The 2017-18 IETL Ambassadors include

Faculty members in these units may contact their IETL Ambassadors for assistance and with ideas for professional development activities in their units. Faculty members interested in serving as IETL Ambassadors in the future should look for the Call for Nominations which is distributed approximately in March/April for service the following academic year. 

+ - 1:1 Consultations

Faculty members can schedule confidential consultations with IETL Director, Dr. Roxanne Miller, at any time during the semester. Consultations can take many forms and are not aimed only at addressing teaching difficulties. Whether it be seeking out new classroom activities, reviewing an assessment or results of course evaluations, or learning information about supports available at Chapman or through one of our subscribed providers, a consultation appointment can assist faculty members in their pursuits. Schedule an appointment via our Calendly system.

+ - First Year Faculty Experience (FYFE)

The First Year Faculty Experience (FYFE) Program is a collaborative effort between the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IETL). With activities spanning the first year for all full-time (tenure-stream and contract) faculty members, the FYFE events address the various supports available for faculty members at Chapman as well as expectations of and acculturation to our academic community. Visit the IETL Blackboard Organization section on New Faculty for additional information and documentation (authentication required).

+ - Summer Academy on Teaching

The IETL's Summer Academy on Teaching is a two-day event for all full-time and part-time faculty at Chapman University. Consisting of formal and informal presentations and peer discussions, the focus of the Academy is to provide a dedicated time for faculty members to reflect and learn together about teaching excellence. The 2017 IETL Summer Academy will be on August 15 & 16 and our featured guest speaker is Prof. James Lang, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College and author of Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. Sign up today!

You may also visit the IETL Blackboard Organization section on the Summer Academy for additional information and documentation on prior years' events (authentication required).

+ - JanCon (January Conference on Teaching)

JanCon, the IETL January Conference on Teaching, is a one-day event centered on a theme relevant to teaching excellence at Chapman. Previous JanCons have involved faculty members in activities and discussions about a variety of topics including critical thinking, collaborative learning experiences, and scholarly teaching. Visit the IETL Blackboard Organization section on Past IETL Events for additional information and documentation (authentication required).

This past academic year's JanCon, the 4th annual, was January 24-26 and centered on the theme Learning About Learning

+ - Professional Development Workshops & Activities

A variety of professional development workshops and activities are offered by IETL throughout the academic year. They range in format and include small group facilitated discussions, webinars, faculty learning communities, large group presentations, Pecha Kucha sessions, and more. To find out what is coming up, visit our IETL events list on Events.Chapman.Edu. IETL also supports a comprehensive calendar of all Faculty Development events, from various offices, at Chapman University.