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Center for Faculty Excellence

The Center for Faculty Excellence is the University’s lead resource for teaching and learning support for faculty, staff, and graduate students. The CFE provides professional development workshops, consultations, web resources, learning communities, and more—all designed to help those involved in teaching to create an engaged and articulate learning experience for all BGSU students.

August Updates in the CFE

New Faculty Orientation, August 10th

All new Full-Time Faculty are required to attend the New Faculty Orientation (NFO) program as part of their onboarding with the university. This university-level program is meant for all newly hired faculty of all ranks and tracks from both Main and Firelands campus. This event complements any orientation programming offered by your unit, and you are highly encouraged to engage in both.

More Information about New Faculty Orientation

Join a Learning Community or Book Club!

Each academic year, the Center for Faculty Excellence works with our Faculty Associates to develop and deliver innovative and timely Learning Communities. The CFE Learning Communities are available to any member of the BGSU teaching community. Learning Communities (LCs) are groups of six to ten instructors who meet regularly to work together in an active, collaborative program for an extended period of time, to create connections and solve problems. 

The Center for Faculty Excellence is proud to host book clubs that allow instrucors in the BGSU teaching community to engage in interdisciplinary discussions with colleagues around books on the scholarship of teaching and learning. 

Join a Learning Community or Book Club!

ACUE Effective Teaching Practices

BGSU full-time faculty members have the opportunity to participate in ACUE’s comprehensive course on Effective Teaching Practices. This 25-week course prepares faculty in evidence-based teaching practices proven through independently-validated research to improve student achievement and close equity gaps. The course will be delivered fully online with a cohort of faculty colleagues. Fall 2022 Cohort begins on August 22, 2022.

Learn More about ACUE

August Events in the CFE

  1. Introduction to Canvas, August 9, 2:00-4:00PM, Zoom
  2. Introduction to Canvas, August 11, 10:00-12:00PM, Zoom
  3. Info Session: ACUE Effective Teaching Practices, August 11, 2:00-3:00PM, Zoom
  4. Academic Honesty at BGSU, August 11, 3:00-4:00PM, Zoom
  5. Navigate Web App for Instructors, August 11, 1:00-2:00PM, Zoom
  6. Institute for the Study of Culture and Society, August 12, 1:00-2:00PM, Olscamp 106
  7. Instructor Video Recording Studio Workshop, August 12, 2:00-3:00PM, Olscamp 109
  8. Accessibility Services, August 12, 11:00-12:00PM, Zoom
  9. Introduction to Canvas for Graduate Student Instructors, August 12, 1:00-2:00PM, Zoom
  10. Introduction to Canvas, August 15, 9:00-11:00AM, Zoom
  11. Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS), August 15, 1:00-2:00PM, Zoom
  12. Assessing Course Design and Delivery, August 15, 3:00-4:00PM, Zoom
  13. Introduction to Canvas for Graduate Student Instructors, August 16, 12:00-1:00PM, Zoom
  14. Institutional Review Board (IRB), August 16, 1:00-2:00PM, Olscamp 106
  15. BGP Assessment Process Discussion, August 16, 2:00-3:00PM, Zoom
  16. Organizing Your Canvas Shell, August 16, 3:00-4:00PM, Zoom 
  17. eCampus Teaching Online Workshop, August 16, 10:00-11:30AM, Zoom
  18. BGP Assessment Process Discussion, August 17, 9:30-10:30AM, Zoom
  19. Developing and Editing Learning Outcomes, August 17, 11:00-12:00PM, Zoom
  20. Preparing for Fall 2022, August 17, 3:00-4:00PM, Zoom
  21. Organizing Your Canvas Shell for Graduate Student Instructors, August 18, 1:00-2:00PM, Zoom
  22. Life Design at BGSU, August 18, 9:00-10:00AM, Zoom
  23. BGSU Counseling Center, August 18, 1:00-2:00PM, Zoom
  24. Developing and Editing Learning Outcomes, August 18, 2:00-3:00PM, Zoom
  25. Planning for Different Modalities, August 18, 10:00-11:30AM, Zoom
  26. Safe Zone Training, August 19, 9:00-11:30AM, Zoom
  27. Introduction to Canvas, August 19, 1:00-3:00PM, Zoom
  28. Organizing Your Canvas Shell for Graduate Student Instructors, August 26, 3:00-4:00PM, Zoom

Updated: 08/05/2022 11:57AM