A great part of Melton’s ongoing success can be attributed to our emphasis on high quality teaching and to our faculty’s commitment to implementing Melton's best practices of Jewish adult learning.
In an effort to orient faculty to the specific standards we expect in every one of our classrooms worldwide, we hold an annual Melton Faculty Seminar in Chicago each summer. At this two-day seminar, we review and reinforce the three pillars of Melton teaching: text-based, interactive, pluralistic teaching. Those in attendance consistently rave about the value of the seminar experience; even seasoned adult educators are grateful for the opportunity to reflect on their own teaching and consider new ways of bringing text-study to life for their students.
This year's Melton Faculty Seminar is scheduled to take place August 14-15, 2017 in Chicago. Registration is now open; if interested, please speak to your director.
We recognize that each year many of our new faculty are unable to join us for the seminar. In order to address this, we’ve created an alternative format for orienting faculty in the form of a short (3.5 hour) online course that is designed to accommodate individual schedules as it can be accessed from anywhere at any time. The asynchronous format even allows someone to do the course in short segments and pick up where they left off.
As of June 1, 2017, all new faculty members are required to either:
1. Attend the Melton Faculty Seminar in August, or
2. Complete the online asynchronous faculty orientation course.
New faculty will NOT receive a link to the faculty guide of the course they will teach until after they’ve registered to attend the seminar or completed the online course
If are a new faculty member who is unable to attend the seminar this August, please visit this link to register and begin the online course as soon as possible. We also strongly recommend the online orientation course for any returning faculty who have not previously attended a Melton Faculty Seminar.
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to Melton, and we thank you in advance for your efforts in this regard, as we all work together to make our Melton faculty the very best they can be.