Programs and Events

Learn more about PETAL's programs and events.
  • confidential one-on-one or group consultations
  • focus on a teaching topic or challenge
  • can also work with departments or other academic groups
  • a peer-based program focusing on teaching
  • includes a faculty mentor and instructional designer
  • cohorts based on relevant pedagogical topics

  • trans-disciplinary community of practice 
  • development of innovative teaching practices
  • discuss and collaborate with faculty from across disciplines to discuss ideas to enhance teaching 

  • exploring books related to teaching and pedagogy
  • cohorts meet several times within a semester to discuss chapters and implement activities
  • discuss and collaborate with faculty from across disciplines

  • teaching and learning conference
  • supporting faculty development and student learning
  • share, network, and discover the ways faculty are creating unique teaching experiences
  • for faculty new to the University of Miami community
  • information on available resources related to teaching, research, and scholarly pursuits
  • connect with colleagues and key support staff


  • internal and external guest speakers
  • discussions on innovative teaching and learning tools and strategies.
  • can collaborate with other schools, colleges, departments, and academic units
  • theme: "Learning through Dialogue and Discussion"
  • promote discussion-based teaching and learning across the undergraduate curriculum 
  • Harkness, flipped, and problem-based learning methods

  • engage in dialogue across differences
  • learn and discuss about social identities and intersectionality with a focus on building bridges
  • develop critical thinking skills around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • explore teaching and student learning goals
  • opportunities for faculty to learn new practices, create networks, and reflect on teaching methods 
  • can collaborate with other academic units on workshops
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