Center for Faculty Excellence

Be inspired to strive for excellence. Explore the resources and opportunities we offer to support faculty in their professional growth.

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Teaching During COVID

Explore these resources to help you create and facilitate engaged learning experiences for students during COVID-19.

Explore Resources

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Learn Together

Learn with and from your colleagues. Explore and register for upcoming events offered by the Center for Faculty Excellence.

Upcoming Events

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Be Inspired

Find a development opportunity that meets your needs and goals. Explore the variety of programs and services offered by the Center for Faculty Excellence.

Programs & Services

The Center for Faculty Excellence provided a very positive environment in which it was possible to brainstorm new and creative ideas for advancing student performance.

Robert Kramer, Professor of Physics

Resources

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Learn

ACUE Course in Teaching

Try evidence-based teaching practices in the ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practices.

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Develop

Faculty Book Club

Engage in interdisciplinary discussions around a book related to teaching or other aspects of faculty lives.

David Pratt

Grow

Faculty Peer Coach

Work with a faculty colleague to explore an aspect of your teaching and receive feedback to inform your instructional practice.

Upcoming Events

May 24

Teaching During COVID: Lessons Learned

As we emerge from the pandemic, we have an opportunity to collectively learn from each others’ experiences to create the best possible “Next Normal.” Join your colleagues to reflect on the past year and discuss how the lessons learned will impact your instructional practices.

Jun 02

Writing Retreat

A Writing Retreat provides a focused block of time and supportive environment for you to commit to and have some level of accountability for accomplishing a research goal. There will be no planned programming, instead it will be a time for you to focus on your research/writing goals and hopefully be very productive!

Jun 03

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 1

The syllabus is often a student’s first introduction to a course and to you as the instructor.  It is an opportunity to engage students in the class right from the very start.  In this session, we’ll discuss the purposes of a syllabus, examine the impact of language and tone, and critique sample syllabi.

Jun 08

Teaching During COVID: Lessons Learned

As we emerge from the pandemic, we have an opportunity to collectively learn from each others’ experiences to create the best possible “Next Normal.” Join your colleagues to reflect on the past year and discuss how the lessons learned will impact your instructional practices.