About

Mission

The mission of the UNLV Faculty Center is to promote the professional development of all UNLV educators, researchers, and other academic professionals through a program of research, consultation, events, and resources. Many campus units, academic and administrative, work in collaboration to provide the center’s services, along with a team of Faculty Center Fellows.

Services focus on teaching development, research support and career planning. The Faculty Center is located at Beam Hall in Rooms 235 and 240 and is a hub for UNLV's faculty community, providing a welcoming lounge space, quiet work and meeting areas, practice teaching space, individual and small-group consultation space, and other faculty development resources and information..

Values

Faculty development and research services are:

Research-Based

We promote practices that are grounded in research on students’ learning and faculty success in higher education contexts. In addition, we assess the impact of our services and publish evidence about our own best practices that can inform faculty development even beyond UNLV.

Responsive to the Needs of UNLV's Teaching Community

A wide variety of faculty and academic professionals teach and advise UNLV students and conduct research at UNLV. Our services and resources are designed to support their work.

Supportive of Teaching, Learning, and Research in a Public, Minority-Serving, Top Tier University Context
  • Teaching and learning that is accessible and responsive to an increasingly diverse, high-achieving group of students;
  • Opportunities for students to learn through direct experience in leading edge research and innovation;
  • Learning experiences that enhance not only our students’ personal success but also the economic and societal vitality of the region;
  • Knowledge and skills recognized by employers and national organizations and enumerated by our University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes.
  • Leading-edge innovations in the ways we research and implement teaching/learning/research practices that promote innovative thinking in academic disciplines.

Confidentiality

To fulfill these goals, providers of Faculty Center services must offer a trustworthy environment to members of the UNLV teaching community. We follow the Ethical Guidelines for Educational Developers developed by the national POD Network in Higher Education, and we will release the name of a participant only upon the participant's request. We aim to model inclusive excellence in all our work and we invite suggestions from all members of the UNLV community.