Temple University

Faculty Affairs Newsletter

Volume 2 • Issue 1 • Sep. 2017

Faculty Spotlight

Assistant Professor Angela Beale

Assistant Professor Angela Beale grew up in North Philadelphia and found opportunity through swimming. Now, she's passing that opportunity on to kids in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods while addressing staggering disparities in childhood drowning rates.

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Adjunct professor Larry Atkins

Adjunct faculty member Larry Atkins advocates for understanding reliable sources amid a complicated media landscape.

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TU-TAUP tentative agreement for adjunct faculty

After more than a year of negotiations, Temple University and TAUP have reached a tentative agreement on a two-year contract with adjunct faculty. The agreement includes credit hour salary increases to the minimum each year. In addition, the FT faculty agreement will be extended for one year through October 2019. Full-time faculty will receive the same level of increases as in the final two years of the existing contract. A ratification vote by the membership is expected in late September.

Did You Know?

1. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) creates customized programming for departments or colleges. This option has become more popular as departments or colleges seek to provide targeted faculty development opportunities. Examples of customized programming CAT has provided in recent years include a three-part "Flipping Your Class Without Flipping Out" series for Lewis Katz School of Medicine, "Active Learning in Large Classes" for Mechanical Engineering, and "Designing Your Online GenEd Course" for General Education. Departments or colleges interested in having CAT design customized programming that fits their needs should email cat@temple.edu to get started.

2. Faculty Affairs recently introduced its new faculty website, faculty.temple.edu. The transition included moving the majority of our guidelines, forms, and templates to TUPortal. If you need guidance accessing any of these documents, please contact the office.

3. The Tuttleman Counseling Center has moved to 1700 N. Broad Street and has doubled in space to accommodate its growing clientele. As a faculty member, it is important to refer students to the Counseling Center should they show signs of emotional distress or troubling behaviors. Or, you can contact the CARE Team, which is a non-emergency group that takes referrals pertaining to students of concern.

Faculty Awards

Be on the lookout for upcoming announcements about applications for the 2018 Great Teacher Awards, Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching, and the Research and Creative Achievement Awards.

The Great Teacher Award honors Temple's outstanding teachers and recognizes the important connection between excellence in scholarship and teaching. Each award carries a stipend of $15,000, and each awardee will receive a commemorative sculpture. In addition, each recipient's name will be engraved on a wall of the Founder's Garden.

The Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching was established with the help of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation and recognizes academic excellence and outstanding teaching. Each Lindback Award Winner receives a certificate and a monetary award.

The Research and Creative Achievement Awards provide a wonderful opportunity to recognize our faculty for their accomplishments in research and creative achievement. Two of the awards are given for major contributions in research and one award is given for creative achievement in writing, performing arts, and other disciplines.

Temple University Symphony Orchestra

Upcoming Events

Temple University Symphony Orchestra

Andreas Delfs, conductor
Azer Damirov, violin
Friday, October 06, 2017 // 7:30 pm
Lew Klein Hall // Temple Performing Arts Center

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