program was revived in 1996 in an effort to reduce the sense of
isolation that can be felt by new faculty. It includes a full
day of orientation and social occasions to welcome new faculty
into the community of scholars and teachers.
Development and Support Program for Academic Department Chairs
program, established in 1995, assists department chairs by bringing them together
for a summer retreat and for meetings with the Chancellor and vice chancellor
during the year where concerns can be aired and solutions shared.
initiative, which began in 1999, promotes visionary and creative ideas to improve
teaching and learning. Both individual grants (up to $5,000) and school, college,
and interdepartmental grants (between $10,000 and $30,000) are available.
in 2000 and housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, this
symposium is a series of University-wide, academically oriented
events based on a common theme. The first symposium, Poetry:
Moving Language/Language Moving, took place in spring 2001.
in the Teaching Assistants (TA) Program, Graduate School
a national model in developing the future professoriate, the
TA program was enhanced significantly in the past decade: A
series of faculty teaching mentors seminars was initiated to
help foster disciplinary and interdisciplinary thinking; teaching
associateships were created for graduate students who wish to
perform advanced teaching activities under a faculty mentor;
and a Certificate in University Teaching was established for
teaching associates who complete a program of professional development
and produce an effective teaching portfolio.
SU Literacy Corps member Kenisha Bonner 02 tutors a Syracuse
elementary school student.