Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Faculty Teaching Certificate Program

TEACH UNI is open to all UNI faculty who wish to develop, enhance, and/or revitalize their teaching. Apply to TEACH UNI here

The TEACH UNI program has the following components, which should be completed in a 1 - 2 year timeframe

After applying, schedule an initial meeting with the CETL Director to discuss your goals for participating in TEACH UNI, and to personalize your experience in the program.

Attend six CETL workshops focused specifically on effective teaching and learning

Choose the workshops that appeal to to your interests.

Participate in a CETL Reading group on a book on pedagogy

Reading about teaching is one way to learn new things about teaching, to give yourself time to reflect on your own teaching, and to discuss effective teaching with others.

Participate in a classroom observation and/or Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID or midterm course evaluation)

What do you want to know about how students are responding to the content and activities in your courses? Observations and SGIDs begin with a pre-observation meeting about the course overall, the class session in particular, and what you specifically want to know about the course. After the visit, we will review and discuss the class.

Observe at least one colleague from across campus who teaches courses of a similar size or subject

Observing how others teach can give you new ideas and foster collegial conversations on teaching styles and philosophies.

Develop a project for enhancing your teaching effectiveness, and share your results with other TEACH UNI participants

Your TEACH UNI project is an opportunity for you to make changes in your teaching, to share those changes with others in the program, and to reflect on what you’ve learned.

Participate in specific TEACH UNI events, as scheduled

Details for components of the TEACH UNI program can be found on the CETL website.

Program GOALS

  • TEACH UNI encourages self-reflection, collaboration, and critical inquiry in a supportive and respectful environment.

  • Reflect on how and why you teach as you do, and examine what works, and what doesn’t, in your teaching.

  • Explore the latest research on effective teaching and learning, and analyze how different approaches affect student learning.

  • Develop and implement new teaching strategies, methods, or approaches that complement your teaching style.

View the Faculty Member Preparation and Reflection for Teaching Observation Form

View the Teaching Project Description

View the Classroom Observation Description and the Classroom Observation Form