2.Special Interest Groups
The Teaching Academy supports TU Delft lecturers in exchanging their educational expertise through the facilitation of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to share lessons-learned and experiences on education. All TU Delft lecturers are welcome to join a SIG. Teaching Academy SIGs welcome new members throughout the year. The formation and the size of the group is never fixed.
What is a SIG?
A SIG is a community of practice where a group of professionals (teachers) regularly meet around a shared interest.
These communities of practice are founded and formed by TU Delft lecturers and have a connection with academic teaching. A SIG focuses on a subject that is important to its members –attractive for potential new members – and relevant for the development of TU Delft education.
During a SIG meetings, the group discusses their central topic and decides on the date/time and content for the upcoming meeting(s). Often these meetings are, for example, about: Sharing good practices, organising lectures and workshops, discussing recent publications, setting up research projects or visiting symposia.
- Joining a SIG?
All TU Delft lecturers are welcome to join a SIG. After you sign up, you will be added to the MS Teams environment of the group you signed up for. Here, the group discusses their central topic and decides on the date/time and content for the upcoming SIG meeting(s).
For all active SIGs see the yellow tiles below.
- Starting a new SIG?
Besides joining one of the already existing SIGs, TU Delft lecturers are also encouraged to start a new SIG. To do so, sign up using the yellow button below.
After signing up, the Teaching Lab Facilitation Team will contact you to go over the first steps of starting the new SIG.
- Who has ownership of the SIG?
The initiative and ownership of the SIG lies with its members. They are all responsible for the organisation and content of the SIG (meetings).
- Who is/are the chair(s) of the SIG?
Each SIG has one or two chairs. Often this role is fulfilled by the initiators of the SIG. The chair(s) is (are) the primary contact person(s) for the SIG members and for the Teaching Lab Facilitation Team.
- What are the responsibilities of the chair(s)?
The chair(s) are expected to:
- Define the content of meetings (together with the SIG members)
- Ensure that the SIG meets regularly
- Update the Teaching Lab Facilitation Team
- How can I communicate about my SIG (meetings) in the TU Delft community?
To inform members that are signed up: send a short description in your MS Teams environment describing the content and format of the SIG meeting.
To reach new members: send a short description of the content and format of the meeting to email@example.com to promote the SIG (meeting) through the Teaching Academy communication channels.
- What can I expect from the Teaching Lab Facilitation Team?
Promotion of the SIG (meetings) through the Teaching Academy communication channels:
- The Educator Newsletter
- Special Interest Groups page
- Teaching Academy Agenda
- Upcoming Events monthly mailing
The Teaching Lab Facilitation Team will further facilitate:
- (Online) assistance during SIG meetings
- Creating the MS Teams environment for your SIG
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions about how we can support you.