Welcoming New Teachers

Welcoming new teachersBootstrap Days

As part of the induction of new teachers and professors in EPFL, all new teachers are invited to a “Bootstrap” event.  This is designed to provide new teachers with the key information they need when starting out in EPFL and to enable them to meet each other and members of the EPFL Direction in an informal environment. All new teachers are expected to attend the relevant Bootstrap event. Participation is by invitation only.

 

For new professors, the Bootstrap Day is a one-day seminar held off campus in spring each year.  It introduces:

  • the mission and strategy of the school and the role of our professoriate
  • the expectations and supports regarding teaching excellence
  • key features of the teaching and assessment system in EPFL
  • the research mission and support services.

 

For other new teachers, the Bootstrap Seminar consists of an evening seminar introducing:

  • the mission and strategy of the school and the role of our teaching body
  • the expectations and supports regarding teaching excellence
  • key features of the teaching and assessment system in EPFL.

 

The Bootstrap events are organised by the Teaching Support Centre in collaboration with the Vice-President Academic, the Vice-Provosts for Education and Research, the Research Office, the Faculty Affairs Office, and the Centre for Digital Education.

Individual consultations

All new teachers are welcome to avail of individual consultations with a pedagogical advisor who can help plan for teaching at EPFL. A teaching advisor can assist with adapting teaching to the EPFL context, as well as identifying relevant resources for course (re)design, technical support or logistical questions.

Please contact us at cape@epfl.ch or get in touch with the pedagogical advisor of the section.