Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

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We are excited to launch Faculty Interest Groups (FIGs) starting in January 2022!
What’s a FIG? FIGs are small groups (3-8 members) of amazing faculty like you from diverse disciplines who gather monthly to explore shared passions and interests. You get to decide the agenda of your FIG and also the format for your gatherings.

Check out this video invitation to FIGs!

You may want to chat about shared passions and related experiences, discuss an article or podcast, have coffee or lunch, or take a walk together. Some of the best faculty development can happen in these informal spaces.

Your FIG will meet once a month for one hour from January-April and be eligible to apply to the CETL for modest funds in support of a common read, speaker fees, catering for a working lunch, or other shared experiences and resources.

After completing a quick survey following your four gatherings with your FIG, you will receive a signed letter from the Office of the Provost that can be added to your Faculty Activity Report and Sharepoint materials that recognizes your engagement in this unique faculty development experience.

Click here to get started!


Teaching in 10

Check out the latest episode of our Teaching in Ten podcast titled
“Students as Intellectual Partners”
featuring Dr. Taraneh Matloob
, Associate Professor of Literacy Education in the College of Education. 

In this episode Taraneh provides specific strategies for supporting student engagement in class discussions and activities, including ways to help students feel more comfortable and confident talking about controversial issues related to diversity and inclusion.

Start listening to and sharing the podcast! 


Teaching in Ten is a new podcast from the CETL hosted by Administrative Fellow & Professor in the College of Education, Dr. Sarah Montgomery. The purpose of the podcast is to provide in ten-minute episodes a space for higher education faculty to share teaching strategies and stories about how they engage students and support student success and well-being.

The podcast serves as an on-demand resource for faculty development and creates a space where faculty and higher education professionals can feel more connected to one another and explore our passion for teaching.

As of late October, there are now four episodes of this series to enjoy.

Start listening to and sharing the podcast with colleagues!

Follow the podcast on Instagram (@teaching_in_10) and on Facebook.




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