Teaching Retreat

Ready to renew and re-energize your teaching? Each fall semester, CTE brings together a small group of mid-career faculty for a weekend retreat at the Marconi Conference Center, about 50 miles north of San Francisco on the beautiful Tomales Bay.

We’ll spend the weekend rethinking our courses and honing pedagogical techniques. In previous retreats, we have focused on student learning, student engagement, and integrated course design. The retreat agenda will include short presentations and discussions, activity-based sessions, individual work time, and reflection. And of course, we’ll convene for delicious meals presented by Chef Joanne Fusco. The agenda has built-in flexibility; participants will be able to plan a schedule according to their own needs and interests.

Full-time members who have worked at USF for five or more years and part-time faculty members who have taught at least 80 units are eligible to attend the retreat.

Applications open in August.

Please Note: Some regularly scheduled CTE programs have been altered, cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19 restrictions. Please refer to the CTE newsletter or contact us for the most up-to-date information.

 

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Apply For Fall Teaching Retreat 
Sept. 30–Oct. 2 | Marconi Conference Center, Marin

Ready to renew and re-energize your teaching? This fall, CTE will bring together a small group of faculty for a weekend retreat at the Marconi Conference Center, about 50 miles north of San Francisco on the beautiful Tomales Bay.

We’ll spend the weekend reimagining our courses and honing pedagogical techniques, with a focus on student learning, student engagement, and integrated course design. The retreat will provide time to focus intently on designing a new course, or redesigning an existing course. We will also revisit our teaching community’s recent discussions including lessons learned from pandemic teaching and how to create new ways to engage our students.

And of course, we’ll convene for locally-sourced, delicious meals prepared by the Marconi chef. The agenda has built-in flexibility; participants will be able to plan a schedule according to their own needs and interests.
Full-time faculty members who have worked at USF for five or more years and part-time faculty members who have taught at least 80 units are eligible to attend.

If you are interested, please complete the application form by Aug. 28.

Apply for the 2022 CTE Teaching Retreat »