Adjunct Faculty

Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching (CELT) is committed to supporting all Tulane faculty as they prepare and/or continue to teach. Faculty include full time, part time, tenure and non-tenure track positions, grad students, adjuncts who are currently or will be teaching at the wide range of campus locations and programs.   

Drawing on the experience, expertise, and enthusiasm of educators throughout the university, Tulane’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) offers a wide range of opportunities for you to engage with colleagues from across campus. From a short discussion over lunch to a week-long, funded institute on (re)designing your course to create a more equitable learning experience for students, CELT is here to support the amazing work you are doing.

Benefits of CELT: 

  • Create community with Tulane colleagues who are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and skills with others 
  • Learn new ways to engage students in novel ways, and solve specific pedagogical and technological problems 
  • Share your expertise 
  • Re-invigorate passion for teaching 
  • Opportunities for personal growth 


Resources & Services

CELT hosts workshops on a variety of topics of interest. Essentially informal conversations, these workshops are led by a member of the Tulane community on a topic of their choice. This is an opportunity for teaching professionals to talk about teaching and showcase the innovative work they’re doing in their classes, with the aim of improving the classroom experience for students. 

Book Club 
The CELT Faculty Book Club provides educators the opportunity to read and discuss books on a variety of pedagogy and learning theory topics. Most importantly, the book club creates a structure in which participants can talk about teaching in a supportive environment around a common theme. 

Grading Break
At the end of each semester CELT hosts Faculty Grading Breaks to reward you for all your hard work. Past events have featured Crepes Rendezvous, coffee drinks or champagne, and massage chairs. They are a great way to socialize, eat, and relax during the often stressful grading period at the end of the semester.

RSVP to the Spring 2024 Grading Break | May 2nd at 3PM

Think, Deisgn, Make (Fall 2024 TBA)
CELT hosts annual Think, Design, Make workshops in partnership with the Scot Ackerman Makerspace and the Phyllis M Taylor Center to bring faculty a 2 day creative workshop to introduce the MakerSpace on Tulane's Uptown Campus and Design-Thinking skills that can be used inside and outside of the classroom.

Classroom Enhancement Grants
Up to $400 per request (see application for details), these grants are designed to enrich the academic experience for the students by providing faculty with resources to be used in or out of the classroom for activities or equipment directly related to the curriculum of the course. See CELT funding page for more information.

One-on-One Consultations
CELT offers one-on-one consultations with Eunice Ofori, CELT's Senior Instructional Designer. These consultations are meant to provide you and/or your colleagues the opportunity to confidentially discuss course design, syllabi construction, active learning activities, assessment creation, classroom management, educational technology, etc.

Request a Consultation with Eunice Ofori

Peer Observation
Peer Observations are a completely no-stakes, 100% confidential way to improve and enhance your teaching through constructive, formative feedback. For any questions or concerns, please email Donata Henry

Apply for a Peer Observation

Faculty Learning Communities
The purpose of FLCs is to provide faculty with the opportunity to study a pedagogy related topic, in-depth & in a small cohort, foster interdisciplinary communication, and to produce materials (guides, workshops, scholarly articles) that can be helpful to the larger community.

Umbrella IRB
The goal of the SoTL Umbrella IRB protocol is to provide opportunities and resources to faculty interested in becoming SoTL scholars, to help faculty advance their own SoTL projects, and to form a community of colleagues actively doing SoTL research.

Course Design
Need feedback on your course? Look no further, Tulane’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) offers course review services for faculty. This provides recommendations to foster continuous improvement, accessibility, effective design, and alignment of your course.

Quality Matters
Quality Matters professional development is designed to help educators deliver the promise of quality online learning opportunities to every level of learner — K-12, Higher Ed., Continuing & Professional Ed., and corporate training. Online, on-site and web conferencing opportunities are designed for every audience.

Online Learning Consortium
CELT renewed the institutional membership to access the Online Learning Consortium. OLC is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Faculty Lending Library
CELT has an ever growing Lending Library filled with books on diverse topics all relevant to teaching - pedagogy, classroom management, assessment techniques, mentoring undergraduates, the science of learning, etc. Please stop into the Howard-Tilton Library, Suite 300 if you would like to check a book out.


Adjunct Engagement Faculty Fellow

Joy Willig is an attorney who has had a long career in real estate finance in NY and New Orleans, serving in government and private development roles for 30 years.  Since 2013 she has been an adjuct professor at the Tulane School of Architecture.   For the past 10 years she taught the required legal issues class for the Masters of Sustainable Real Estate Development Program. In addition to her teaching responsibilities she has developed program curriculum, mentored new faculty and provides career guidance to MSRED grad students.   She has been a Peer Observer for CELT and has participated in CELT book clubs; teaching conferences including Sparking Success and the national Teaching Professor Conference; and one-on-one coaching.  She credits CELT, ILC staff and the many talented colleagues she has met at CELT programs with igniting her lifelong passion for excellence in teaching and for supporting her continued growth and excellence in the classroom.   Joy is delighted to take on a new role to encourage and enhance the teaching experiences of adjunct faculty throughout the Tulane community.    

Ms. Willig has a JD from Cardozo Law School and a BS in Human Development Studies from Cornell University. 

Email Joy Willig