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

Jul 27

Transitioning Back to the Classroom: Making the Most of In-Class Time

As we transition back to in-person instruction, it is time to evaluate which teaching strategies are worth taking with us and which ones will be best left behind. It’s also a time to remind ourselves how to teach in a classroom. In this session, we will critically examine what is worth keeping from our online teaching experiences of the past year and incorporate it into the classroom setting. We will also have a refresher on best practices for in-person teaching–it’s been a while!

Aug 04

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 2

In this follow-up to Part 1 of The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool, you will bring your revised syllabus and engage in a peer review session with colleagues. You will receive feedback on your revised syllabus and have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on colleagues’ syllabi. You must have attended Part 1 of The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool before attending this session.

Aug 05

Transitioning Back to the Classroom: Making the Most of In-Class Time

As we transition back to in-person instruction, it is time to evaluate which teaching strategies are worth taking with us and which ones will be best left behind. It’s also a time to remind ourselves how to teach in a classroom. In this session, we will critically examine what is worth keeping from our online teaching experiences of the past year and incorporate it into the classroom setting. We will also have a refresher on best practices for in-person teaching–it’s been a while!