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CTE and CFL Programs

Workshops and Forums

To support faculty in continuous improvement, we showcase a variety of pedagogical tools and techniques through regularly scheduled workshops and forums. The workshops and forums are led by faculty from multiple disciplines to stimulate conversation and generate collaborative possibilities. Workshops are open to all members of the campus community and provide teaching support to faculty of all ranks. Topics range from maximizing lectures and managing group work to adopting cutting-edge technologies and flipping classes. For more information, see Professional Development Opportunities.

Summer Teaching Initiatives

CTE Summer Teaching Initiatives assist faculty by providing support in the form of funding for materials and/or release time to develop innovative pedagogies with broad application. Since all faculty are required to devote effort toward improving their teaching faculty who submit successful proposals will need to outline practices that apply to courses beyond the applicant's single course or discipline. Prior to submitting a proposal, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the list of recently funded proposals. Proposals geared toward one course should be sent to the individual college for potential funding. For more information, see Summer Teaching Initiatives

Celebration of Teaching

The Annual Celebration of Teaching features a poster session of faculty teaching innovations and the awarding of theDiscere Aude Awards along with a luncheon provided by CTE. The Discere Aude Awards are given to faculty and staff nominated by high-achieving undergraduate students. For a list of previous award winners, Celebration of Teaching.

Special Programs and Sessions

The Annual University Teaching & Research Assistant Institute

The Teaching & Research Assistant Institute typically occurs at the beginning of our fall semester. Designed for new graduate students who hold a Teaching Assistantship or a Research Assistantship, the Institute provides valuable information for our new graduate assistants. The Institute is sponsored by the Graduate School and the Center for Teaching Excellence and facilitated by CTE. For more information, see The Annual University Teaching & Research Assistant Institute.

New Faculty Orientation

Each fall when new faculty arrive on campus, CTE ensures that they are warmly greeted with a three-day program replete with information to ease the transition to our campus and community. New Faculty Orientation includes sessions on applied learning pedagogy, technology, and teaching resources, and offers an overview of many campus offices and operations. A highlight each year is the charter bus tour of community-based faculty research sites. The event also serves as an ideal opportunity to meet new colleagues from across disciplines.

Chairs Camp

Chairs Camp, another summer program, brings campus leaders together to collaborate on a mutually beneficial project each year. For example, the first chairs camp participants created a perpetual calendar to help chairs and directors anticipate and navigate their workflow throughout the year. For information contact your CTE and CFL directors.

Policy Camp

Policy Camp typically occurs in the summer and supports university department chairs, associate chairs, coordinators, and others who manage personnel. The intent is to help leaders understand, compose, revise, and interpret both university policies, and policies that pertain to their specific unit or department. The institute allows department chairs to share information with other department chairs on campus. For more information see Policy Camp.