Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Elliott Hall, Room 200A
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2751

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Faculty Development

Faculty development provides faculty learning opportunities in a variety of formats. Consultations are available at the individual or department level for specific needs.

Workshops offer 90-minute interactive sessions on timely issues related to faculty at OU specifically and higher education in general. Facilitators include OU faculty, OU staff, CETL staff, and CETL Faculty Fellows. Workshops seat up to 25 participants and are typically held weekdays 12:00-1:30 p.m. (lunch provided) in the Learning Studio (200A Elliott Hall). View and register for current workshops.

Learning Communities (LCs) are faculty-driven small groups that spend an academic year exploring a topic related to teaching and student success in higher education. Every winter faculty have an opportunity to submit an application to start an LC, and awarded LCs have $1,500 available for resources. Learn more about and participate in Learning Communities.

Faculty Development Institutes (FDIs) are small groups led by CETL Faculty Fellows. Like Learning Communities, FDIs spend an academic year exploring a teaching-related topic, but typically spend fall semester learning and brainstorming the topic and spend the winter semester implementing related practices into their courses. Learn more about and participate in FDIs.