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.

CFE Marketing Survey

The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) is seeking feedback from the teaching community to inform and improve our marketing efforts. Please click on the link below and take five minutes to fill out the CFE Marketing Survey to share information with the CFE regarding our marketing via social media and other channels. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m.

CFE Marketing Survey

AI Event Series & AI in Higher Ed Badge

During the Fall 2023 semester, the CFE is offering an exciting line-up of talks, workshops, and panel discussions exploring the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) and its effects on teaching, learning, scholarship, and creativity. Events include the following:

  • "When Robots Learn to Write, What Happens to Learning? Four Proposals for AI Tools in Teaching & Learning" with guest speaker, Bill Hart-Davidson, Ph.D. (Thurs., Aug. 31, 11:00-11:50 a.m., BTSU 228 & via Zoom)
  • AI, Teaching, & Learning: Faculty & Instructor Panel Discussion (Tues., Sept. 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m., via Zoom)
  • Student Perspectives on AI: Panel Discussion (Thurs., Oct. 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m., via Zoom)
  • AI, Scholarship, & Creative Activities: Balancing Ethics & Efficiency (Thurs., Nov. 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., via Zoom)

If you attend at least 3 of out of the 4 scheduled events, you can earn the AI in Higher Education Badge. This badge is intended to recognize members of the BGSU community for their participation in the Fall 2023 AI Event Series, hosted by the CFE. All BGSU faculty members, adjunct instructors, graduate students, and staff are welcomed and encouraged to participate in this program. The program provides opportunities to interact with colleagues from the BGSU community and to explore the use of AI in the classroom and beyond. 

To learn more about the event series and badge, click on the link below.

AI Event Series

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

Fall 2023 CFE Workshop Schedule 

The Center for Faculty Excellence is excited to announce its schedule of Fall 2023 workshops.To learn more about upcoming workshops and events, please review the event listings below or visit our Workshop Catalog. New workshops and events are continuously added throughout the semester, so we recommend you check the Catalog page or event listings often.

CFE workshops and events are open to all BGSU faculty members, adjunct instructors, graduate students, and administrative and classified staff members.

Please register in advance for CFE events by clicking on the registration link below. To individuals with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in the workshop either on the registration form or by contacting Accessibility Services at or 419-372-8495. Please notify Accessibility Services and/or the CFE office prior to the event.

Register for CFE Workshops

Professional Engagement Certificate

The CFE's Professional Engagement Certificate Program is intended to recognize members of the BGSU community for their participation in professional development activities and their commitment to supporting student success through professional development. Open to all members of the BGSU teaching community, this program provides opportunities to interact with colleagues from the BGSU community and to explore current, innovative, and effective teaching and learning strategies that support student success.

Find out More about the Certificate

Upcoming CFE Events

Updated: 09/20/2023 03:33PM