About CFCD

Welcome to CFCD

The Center for Faculty and Curricular Development (CFCD) offers programs and support for faculty at all stages in their teaching and professional development. It provides a convivial venue for faculty-initiated discussion of a wide range of topics and issues. Regular programming includes Lightning Lunches (noon discussions in the faculty dining room), a series of events designed specifically for new and junior faculty, publishing panels, open classrooms, teaching roundtables, and summer workshops.

In addition to events during the semester and summer, CFCD offers support for faculty in the form of  one-on-one consultations and classroom observations. CFCD Co-Directors Deirdre d’Albertis and Philip Pardi are available for one-on-one consultations (email to set up a time). Classroom observations can be arranged either with a peer (we’ll set you up with someone who also wants to be observed) or with someone from CFCD. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Contact Info: For additional information or to set up a one-on-one consultation, please contact Deirdre d’Albertis (dalbertis@bard.edu), Philip Pardi (pardi@bard.edu), Adhaar Desai (ndesai@bard.edu), or Emily McLaughlin (mclaughl@bard.edu).

*Apply to be a CFCD Faculty Fellow*

CFCD Faculty Fellows work with the co-directors of the program to support faculty and curricular development at the College.  Each year one senior and one junior fellow are selected with staggered terms of one year.  The junior (pre-tenure) fellow seeks to assist new faculty with pedagogy and access to resources, while promoting the development of research opportunities for recently-arrived scholars.  The senior fellow provides knowledge of historical and institutional context for programming, having been through the tenure & promotion process, while fostering collaboration and life-long engagement with scholarly/professional work.  The fellowship comes with a course release (contingent on program needs) or remuneration to allow for appropriate investment of time (i.e. individual consultation, peer-to-peer mentoring, class visits, program development, organizing and attending events).  Each fellow develops his or her own plan/set of initiatives which will be memorialized with a written report at the end of the year to aid future fellows in their work.   

Submissions will be reviewed by CFCD co-directors together with the DOC with the final decision authorized by the Dean.

Prospective CFCD Faculty Fellows are asked to write a brief statement of interest addressing three questions:

1) Why are you interested in becoming a CFCD Faculty Fellow?

2) What challenges in terms of faculty and curricular development are you most committed to engaging, and why (i.e. inclusive pedagogy, teaching with technology, or other areas)?

3) What specific programs, events, initiatives would you be interested in organizing?

Applications accepted electronically at: adoc@bard.edu