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.

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 studentsContinue Reading...


Teaching Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Academy

TEAL is designed to be an integrated approach to redesigning 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...