Communities of Learners

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers a variety of cross-discipline cohorts designed to help instructors dig deeper into high-impact teaching practices.​  Visit the pages below to learn more about each opportunity.​

Academy of Teaching and Learning

The Academy of Teaching and Learning provides a cross-disciplinary cohort of faculty with opportunities to further their development as excellent teachers. To this end, the Academy provides participants with customized, dynamic ways to implement the scholarship of effective teaching and learning practices, in order to apply these best practices to their course, all while participating in a community of teaching and learning scholars. Continue reading...

 

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs)

A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a cross-disciplinary group of faculty, graduate students and professional staff who will engage in an active, collaborative, and yearlong program focused on enhancing teaching and learning. Continue reading...


Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Instructional Improvement Program

​In Fall 2015, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) instituted a series of workshops for CMU graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). The program provides GTAs with opportunities to learn research based approaches for better
instruction, as well as national pedagogical competencies for students
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Next Steps for New Faculty

Next Steps for New Faculty is a program that offers a series of workshops aimed at helping new faculty get off to a great start at CMU. Continue Reading...


Teaching Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Academy

TEAL is designed to be an integrated approach to r​​​edesigning a course with active learning at the core regardless of discipline, class size, or experience. Participants have the opportunity to redesign a course syllabus as an outcome of participation. TEAL also utilizes a cohort-based design where participants will be able to learn from colleagues and then serve as mentors for a future cohort of TEAL participants. Continue reading...


Writing Intensive Institute

As CMU implements Writing Intensive courses, a systematic, collaborative approach to faculty professional development will ensure a successful foundation for and growth of the program. Continue Reading...