Programs and Services

The Center for Faculty Excellence offers a variety of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of PNW faculty. Explore the opportunities listed below to learn more about what we offer.

Summer 2024 Programming

ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practices
Participate in a series of online microcredential courses to learn more about and implement evidence-based teaching practices.

ACUE Fostering a Culture of Belonging Microcredential
Complete an 8-week online course to learn more about how to create a culture at PNW that promotes a sense of belonging among students, faculty and staff. *Open to all PNW faculty and staff, including those who have completed ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practices*

Book Clubs
Join a Book Club to engage in interdisciplinary discussions with colleagues around books on teaching and other topics.

Research Productivity Program
Participate in events with other research-active faculty to build community, support, and accountability around research activities.

Sparkshops are 15-minute mobile mini-workshops meant to start exploration of a chosen topic with continued support from the CFE as requested.

Thank-an-Educator Program
Students! Share your appreciation for an educator at PNW who impacted your educational experience.


Consultations with a CFE Staff
Engage in a collegial consultation with a CFE staff member to discuss teaching, research, or other professional topics.

Mid-semester Feedback
Request assistance from the CFE to plan, gather, and/or process mid-semester feedback.

Peer Observations of Teaching Best Practices
Follow these best practices to get the most out of peer observations of teaching (for both the observer and the faculty being observed).

Teaching Portfolio Writing Support
Explore resources to aid faculty in writing the reflective narratives included in the Teaching Portfolio.

Past Programming

Celebrating Excellence: Taking PRIDE in Our Teaching
Join your colleagues for a day of sharing ideas, building community, and celebrating excellent teaching at PNW!

Community of Practice
Join a like-minded group of colleagues to learn with and from each other how about achieve the best outcomes for a unified cause.

Faculty Learning Community
Do a deep dive with colleagues into a topic of shared interest.

Inclusive Teaching
Enroll in an online course about inclusive teaching practices to help support the success of ALL students.

Pedagogy Circle
Discuss the humanistic side of educational topics in these semesterly meetings.

PIVOT (Planning Instruction for Varied Offering Types)
Participate in a program designed to support faculty transitioning course(s) to a new instructional format.

Teaching Squares
Join a Teaching Square to engage in non-evaluative observation of peers’ teaching, self-reflection, and dialogue about teaching practices.

Workshop Series
Attend workshops to learn how to “TILT” your assignments!