Faculty Development Workshop: applying the science of learning to your teaching

Helmholtz-Institute Mainz (Staudingerweg 18, 55128 Mainz, Room 131), Germany
November 29th - 30th 2018


Faculty Development Workshop: applying the science of learning to your teaching

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) considers the support for young scientific talents to be one of its core responsibilities. When it comes to research and teaching, early career researchers are highly dedicated and contribute essentially to the reputation of their institution.

This workshop aims to bring together faculty and lecturers at JGU to learn and incorporate some of the most recent advances in pedagogy now being implemented globally. It focuses on evidence-based instructional practices that have been proven to work and increase dramatically the learning outcomes of students.

The workshop offers hands on training for faculty and lecturers on how to best implement evidence-based pedagogies and to develop skills in individual career development and mentoring students.

The workshop is aimed at all the academic disciplines in the university and is particularly designed to engage directly the humanities and social science disciplines. The first workshopof this kind in Germany was organized in Mainz in May 2017, focused on science areas and a merging from similar workshops in the USA.

Prof. Andrew Feig is a Cottrell Scholar that was the initiator of CSC New Faculty Workshopsand is has conducted numerous workshops of this type both in the USA and Germany.


Andrew Feig (Wayne State University, Michigan)
Mita Banerjee (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)
Olga Troitschanskaia (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)
Jairo Sinova (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)