Requests for Services

Request a Consultation

UNLV's Faculty Center Fellows lend disciplinary expertise in scholarship, teaching, and career planning to our professional development program. They serve as panelists, consultants, workshop leaders, mentors and coaches. If you would like to meet confidentially and one-on-one with a Faculty Center Fellow, please request a consultation.

Request a Teaching Observation

The UNLV Teaching Observation project is designed to promote thoughtful dialogue about classroom dynamics and teaching practices (onsite and online) with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning experiences. Participation is voluntary and for formative purposes, and is not connected to annual reviews or promotion/tenure reviews. Sign up to request a peer teaching observation from any of our Faculty Center Fellows. This document describes the peer observation process

Join a Writing Group

If you are interested in being a more productive writer, joining a writing group can help. The Faculty Center facilitates the formation of three types of groups that meet different needs:

  • Write-on-Site: an accountability group that agrees on a regular time to meet and write together
  • Virtual Group: an accountability group that agrees to write at a regular time daily or weekly, and check in with one another virtually (via email, Google Hangouts, texts) to send encouragement and peer support
  • Feedback Group: a writing group that meets monthly to read work and provide feedback, organized (loosely) by discipline

You might also consider the 14-Day Writing Challenge with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

Benefits of Writing Groups

Join a Mentoring Group

Mentoring Groups complement existing mentoring pairs in the departments by offering multiple mentoring experiences to early-career UNLV academics. Mentoring groups provide collegial support and professional development opportunities for faculty, instructors and academic professionals in many higher education contexts. UNLV’s program responds to significant findings from research on the beneficial impact of such groups on professional development in higher education.

  • Part-time Faculty Mentoring Group: Mark Spinrad convenes this group to focus on the career development of part-time faculty.
  • Faculty-In-Residence Mentoring Group: Joanna Kepka and Alison Sloat convene this group to focus on the career development of Faculty-in-Residence.
  • Tenure-Track Faculty Mentoring Group: Kat Hertlein convenes this group to focus on the career development of tenure-track faculty.

Topics that Mentoring Groups Discuss

  • Balancing Work/Life
  • Best Teaching Practice
  • Connecting to Campus Resources
  • Goal Setting
  • Promotion and Tenure
  • Scholarly Publishing Productivity
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Mentoring Guides

Resources for Departmental Mentors

Most departments and academic units at UNLV offer a departmental mentor to each new member. The mentoring guidelines, resources and training sessions associated with the Mentoring Groups program are available to all departmental mentors and mentees. Please email the Faculty Center for information.

Peer Connections

The Peer Connections Program provides a structured program for welcoming and connecting new administrative faculty and classified staff with the UNLV community, as well as best practices for welcoming new academic faculty into their academic units.

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