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.
Spring 2024 Programming
ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practices
Participate in an online course to learn more about and implement evidence-based teaching practices.
Join a Book Club to engage in interdisciplinary discussions with colleagues around books on teaching and other topics.
Faculty Learning Community
Do a deep dive with colleagues into a topic of shared interest.
Request assistance from the CFE to plan, gather, and/or process mid-semester feedback.
Discuss the humanistic side of educational topics in these semesterly meetings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enroll in an online course about inclusive teaching practices to help support the success of ALL students.
PIVOT (Planning Instruction for Varied Offering Types)
Participate in a program designed to support faculty transitioning course(s) to a new instructional format.
Join a Teaching Square to engage in non-evaluative observation of peers’ teaching, self-reflection, and dialogue about teaching practices.
Attend workshops to learn how to “TILT” your assignments!