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.

Summer 2024 Faculty Writing Retreat

Join the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) and University Libraries for the Summer 2024 Faculty Writing Retreat, an intensive, three-day, in-person writing retreat running from Monday, July 29 to Wednesday, July 31, 2024. Designed to advance participants’ individual writing and research goals and projects, this retreat will provide you with an opportunity to connect with colleagues, accomplish writing and research goals, and receive resources and support from various departments across campus.  

During each day of the retreat, you will have dedicated time to write and work individually on your own research and writing projects. The retreat will also include opportunities for goal-setting and networking as well as workshops and consultations on research and writing-related topics. At the end of the retreat, you will reflect on your accomplishments during the retreat and set goals for your future writing and research productivity.

You must be able to participate in the entirety of the three-day retreat in order to register for and participate in this event. Registration is open to full-time qualified rank faculty (QRF) and tenure-track faculty (TTF). Space is limited. Registration is first-come, first served. Click on the link below for more information and to register.

Summer 2024 Faculty Writing Retreat

Fall 2024 New Faculty Orientation

The Center for Faculty Excellence is excited to welcome new full-time faculty during the 2024 New Faculty Orientation scheduled for Wednesday, August 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Olscamp 101. All new full-time faculty (QRF and TTF) are required to attend the New Faculty Orientation. This event complements any orientation programming offered by your unit. The schedule and other event details will be shared with departments and new faculty as we get closer to the event.

For resources to support your teaching career at BGSU, click on the link below to visit the New Faculty Resources page.

New Faculty Resources

CFE Staff Updates & Impact on Instructional Design Services

Due to recent transitions on the CFE Team, we will temporarily have only one Instructional Designer on staff. This shortage may lead to slight delays in email responses and scheduling Instructional Design consultations. Your understanding during this period is greatly appreciated. If your matter is urgent, please email and mark your email as "Urgent," and we will prioritize it accordingly. Otherwise, please continue to use the CFE Instructional Design Consultation Form.

Thank you for your patience and continued support as we strive to provide you with excellent Instructional Design services. 

BGSU Syllabus Template & Required Policy Language

The CFE has developed an accessible Syllabus Template that includes a combination of required policy language, CBA expectations, and example statements that are not required. If you would like assistance developing your syllabus, please schedule a consultation with a CFE instructional designer.

The University and the BGSU Faculty Association (FA) share a common goal of supporting student success. Article 9, Section 2.7 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) states the following minimum expectations for inclusion in your course syllabus:

  • A clear statement on course expectations
  • The schedule and methods of assessment
  • Indicators of support for student success
  • Pedagogical efforts that engage students in the learning process

In addition to the CBA’s expectations above, the University requires that all syllabi include the statements in the Required University Policy Statements section. These statements are based on obligations imposed by state and federal law. Please note, the Remotely Proctored Testing statement is only required if the instructor is utilizing remotely proctored testing.

Other sections of this template may be removed or modified based on your course.

Download the Syllabus Template

Upcoming CFE Events

Updated: 05/28/2024 02:51PM