Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development

This Faculty Life

Conversations about Life in the Profession

Join us for conversations about faculty life to build community and collective mentoring as colleagues adjust to life at Loyola, in the profession, and around the Baltimore region. For first-year faculty, these conversations also serve as a yearlong orientation and complement the individual pairing in the campus mentoring program.

Open to all faculty unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events
 November 13

High-Impact Practices Made Simple, 12 - 1:30 p.m. (Sellinger VIP)

This session will introduce participants to the key features of high-impact practices and cover some simple strategies for incorporating practices such as active learning and collaboration into any course. Our goal is to provide encouragement and support for each other's efforts to increase student learning.


  • Mavis Biss, associate professor of philosophy & High-Impact Practices Faculty Fellow
  • Emalee Quickel, assistant professor of psychology & High-Impact Practices Faculty Fellow

Email Academic Affairs to RSVP.

September 26

Thriving at Loyola, 12 - 1:30 p.m. (College Center 107)

Tailored for tenure-track faculty in their first through third years at Loyola, this session provides opportunities to discuss, with a small group of newly tenured/promoted colleagues, how to best negotiate the path to tenure and promotion. Past topics have included balancing teaching, research, and service responsibilities; how to document continuous improvement in teaching; strategies for getting research and writing done during the academic year; how to extend service beyond the department; and negotiating departmental politics. 


  • Jay Brown, associate professor of information systems, law and operations
  • Timothy Clark, associate professor of mathematics and statistics
  • Theresa Geiman, associate professor of biology
  • Yu Stearns, associate professor of modern languages and literatures

Email Academic Affairs to RSVP.

Next Meeting:

  • "Grants," March 27, 12 - 1:30 p.m. (CC 114)