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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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

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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

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


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ACUE Course in Teaching

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

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Faculty & STAFF Book Clubs

Engage in interdisciplinary discussions around a book related to teaching or other aspects of higher education.

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Work with a CFE staff member to discuss your teaching, research or other professional topics.

Upcoming Events

Dec 07

Work Sprint

Do you need to set aside time to work on research? Or do you have other work you need to complete? If so, sign-up to participate in the Work Sprint! A Work Sprint provides a focused block of time and supportive environment for you to accomplish a task-specific goal.

Dec 20

Proposals Due for Virtual Faculty Summit – Minding the Equity Gap

Submit a proposal to share a teaching practice, especially as they relate to meaningful and inclusive learning.

Feb 01

Midwest SoTL Conference Proposal Due Date

Submit a proposal to present at Midwest SoTL conference hosted by Indiana University South Bend.

Feb 14

Faculty and Staff Book Club – Relationship Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College

What single factor makes for an excellent college education? As it turns out, it’s pretty simple: human relationships. Decades of research demonstrate the transformative potential and the lasting legacies of a relationship-rich college experience. Critics suggest that to build connections with peers, faculty, staff, and other mentors is expensive and only an option at elite institutions where instructors have the luxury of time with students. But in this revelatory book brimming with the voices of students, faculty, and staff from across the country, Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert argue that relationship-rich environments can and should exist for all students at all types of institutions.