Intensive Faculty Development Program



This three-week program enables university faculty to construct engaging lessons and deliver them effectively in English.

Offered on the main campus of the University of Washington, the Intensive Faculty Development Program features theoretical study taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors, followed by classroom observation and practice. Throughout the course, participants will develop their own active learning materials, observe UW courses and reflect on their own teaching while also improving their language production skills for classroom teaching in English. By the end of the Program, participants will have a working portfolio of course materials and resources, and know how to implement the principles of student-centered, active learning.

Who Should Apply

The Intensive Faculty Development Program is designed for overseas college and university faculty seeking to expand their portfolio of teaching skills for today's global classroom. To view the specific minimum test scores required, see the Intensive Faculty Development Program How to Apply page. Faculty from all fields of study are encouraged to apply.

The Intensive Faculty Development Program meets the requirements for an F-1 student visa.

Program Features

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Create student-centered learning activities
  • Create community in the classroom
  • Create and manage effective collaborative group work
  • Create appropriate materials that support the objectives of a lesson
  • Provide effective feedback to classmates and potential students
  • Assess students' learning at several points during a course to adjust lessons and help students organize new knowledge
  • Use clear classroom language in English
  • Implement student-centered learning principles in their teaching
  • Incorporate metacognition in their courses and own teaching

Quick Facts

Location: UW Seattle campus
Length: 3 weeks
Hours/Week: Varies (9–20, plus course observations
Upcoming Sessions: Winter 2020:
Jan 6–24
Application Deadline: Oct 28, 2019
Costs: See Details