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Professional Development Programs

CETL offers a variety of professional development programs, including workshop series, lunch and learns, faculty learning communities, and the annual Teaching & Assessment Symposium.

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Workshop Series

  • New Faculty Extended Orientation

    New Faculty Extended Orientation provides an opportunity for ongoing professional development throughout the year.  This workshop series is open to all full- and part-time faculty and instructors who joined UNC within the last three years.  Offerings are organized around five tracks that include: Effective Teaching Practice; Research, Scholarship, and Creative Works; Student Support Services; Technology Advising and Class Management Tools; and Faculty Evaluation.  Faculty who participate in six or more workshops in academic year 2019-2020 will receive a certificate of completion for their evaluation dossiers and be recognized at the annual Teaching and Assessment Symposium.  For session topics, dates, times, and registration, visit the CETL Calendar.

  • Gateway Course Unit Leaders

    The SESS Plan identified improving student outcomes in gateway courses (courses with high DFW grade rates) as a key strategy for supporting student success.  This series is for program chairs, directors, and coordinators of programs with moderate to high DFW rates in 100 and 200-level classes.  Led by Dr. Nancy Matchett, Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies, participants meet each month to discuss data, resources, and promising practices for supporting faculty teaching in moderate to high DFW courses.

  • Program-Level Assessment

    CETL, partnering with the Office of Assessment, will reprise the Program-Level Assessment workshop series in spring 2020.  This series is highly recommended for program chairs, directors, and assessment coordinators, as well as anyone interested in learning more about program assessment.  Those who complete the series will receive a certificate of completion for their evaluation dossiers and be recognized at the annual Teaching and Assessment Symposium.  Dates and times will be posted in January 2020.

Faculty Learning Community

Based on the overwhelmingly positive response to the 2018-2019 workshops on How Learning Happens and What It Means for Effective Teaching, CETL is offering a faculty learning community on the book How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Strategies for Smart Teaching.  Faculty learning communities have been recognized nationally as a promising practice in faculty development.  This learning community focuses on how students learn and how to use learning theory to inform classroom practice.  Led by Faculty Fellows Drs. Molly Jameson and Liz Gilbert, this learning community promotes pedagogical growth, collaboration, and application of content to participants’ classes to improve student success.  Registration for the learning community is closed.  To be placed on a waiting list, contact Senior Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Psychology Molly Jameson.

SESS Plan Lunch & Learn

The Strategic Enrollment and Student Success Plan Lunch and Learn series features leaders of the SESS Plan providing information about work on the plan.  Each month, members of the campus community are invited to meet over lunch to hear about how the plan is progressing overall and in the four strategic priority areas.  

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2020 Teaching and Assessment Symposium

The 2020 Teaching and Assessment Symposium will be March 24, 2020.  The event brings members of the campus community together to share research and best practices related to teaching and the assessment of learning.  Calls for poster presentations will go out in January 2020. 

2019 Materials