Faculty Development at UNLV Series

Archives of events in the Research and Teaching at UNLV series are available on this site one week after each event for those who would like to reference the session or were unable to attend in person.

Designed to support a strong start to your academic career at UNLV, these sessions offer important advice in a collegial atmosphere. Topics are based on responses to a UNLV faculty survey in spring 2014 and on Tier I research universities’ faculty development programs. Each session provides:

  • Data on the state of the topic at UNLV and on national best practices
  • UNLV experts’ advice in the form of a short presentation or panel
  • Opportunity for questions, discussion, interactions with colleagues.


These sessions are made possible through the collaboration and contributions of many offices at UNLV, including:

  • Academic Success Center
  • Academic Advising
  • Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
  • Civic Engagement and Diversity
  • Faculty Senate
  • General Education
  • Graduate College
  • University Libraries
  • Mathematics Learning Center
  • Mentoring Fellows
  • Office of Diversity Initiatives
  • Office of Information Technology
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Online Education
  • Student Life
  • Teaching Academy Fellows
  • Office of the Vice President of Research and Economic Development
  • Writing Center

Research Topics

7 tips for your Research Publication Pipeline

Research-based Assignments that Inspire UNLV Students

Designing Effective Research Assignments

Advising and Mentoring Graduate Students

Working with Research Assistants and Postdocs

Community-Based Participatory Research

Finding External Funding

Writing for Scientific Publication

Webinar: Strategies to Engage Faculty in Research Growth

Teaching Development Topics

Supporting Students Who Experience Food & Housing Insecurity: Student panel and campus resources, September 26, 2019

New Faculty Book Group: Small Teaching, September 25, 2019

Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum, September 18, 2019

Introduction to Technology for Teachers at UNLV

Lecturing for Learning

Leading Worthwhile Class Discussions

Grading and Responding to Students' Work: Less is More

Demystifying the UULOs for UNLV Students: Inquiry and Critical Thinking

Improving Your Course with Assessment, Dec. 11

Effective Online Teaching (Michael Wilder and Rex Suba)

Using Innovative Classroom Technologies for Student Engagement and Early Intervention, February 5, 2016

Transparent Assignment Design Boosts Underserved Students’ Success, February 26, 2016

Lecturing for Learning, February 26, 2016

Engaging UNLV Students, March 18, 2016

First-Year Seminar Slam, April 15, 2016

Equitable Opportunities for Student Success: Transparent Assignment Design, April 29, 2016

What's in a Great Syllabus? Panel and Workshop, December 1, 2016

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo, January 19, 2017

Cross-disciplinary approaches to teaching creative problem-solving

First-year and Second-year Seminar Slam: Best Teaching Tips

Apps and Tools for Teaching/Learning

Creative Approaches to Problem-Solving Across Disciplines

Student Motivation: Engagement and Peer Learning

Creative Research Assignments: Looking Beyond the Research Paper

Career Planning Topics

FIR & PTI Mentoring Group: Teaching Tips, September 17, 2019

Mid-Promotion Portfolio Review Workshop, September 12, 2019

Strategic Career Design: The Peak Performing Professor, February 10, 2017

Tenure & Promotion Information Session

Guided Meditation: Intentional Self-Care, October 15, 2019