BGSU Teaching and Learning Certificate Program

CFE Teaching and Learning Certficiate Program BadgeThe BGSU Teaching & Learning Certificate Program, administered by the Center for Faculty Excellence, is intended to assist faculty in planning a systemized path to professional development. Open to all BGSU faculty and graduate students, the program provides opportunities to interact with colleagues across campus and to explore current, innovative, and effective teaching strategies that support student success.

This Certificate is a Way That Faculty Can

  • Learn new teaching strategies that maximize student learning.
  • Interact with colleagues across disciplines and explore diverse and innovative teaching techniques.
  • Provide evidence of effective teaching skills.
  • Apply new teaching concepts and assess their effectiveness in student learning.
  • Earn recognition within the department, college, and across campus.

Program Eligibility Dates

To receive a 2020-2021 certificate, participants must complete certificate requirements between February 17, 2020 and February 19, 2021.

Certificate Requirements

  • Participants must attend one workshop from each of the five categories of: Expectations, Support, Engagement, Feedback & Assessment, and Inclusive Pedagogy within the program eligibility dates.
    • View the current CFE workshops to see which categories each workshop falls into.
  • Upon completion of training, participants will submit a list of workshops attended and a short reflection on the impact of the professional development on their teaching to the Center for Faculty Excellence at cfe@bgsu.edu. Please use the BGSU Teaching & Learning Certificate Program Tracking Form.

Faculty Who Complete the Certificate Program Will Receive

  • A certificate, a program completion badge, and a letter from the Provost that can be used in a teaching and/or service portfolio.
  • Recognition on the Center for Faculty Excellence web site.
  • Acknowledgement at the annual BGSU Teaching & Learning Summit Faculty Recognition Breakfast.

Graduate Students Who Complete the Certificate Program Will Receive

  • A certificate, a program completion badge, and a letter from the Dean of the Graduate College that can be used in a teaching and/or service portfolio as evidence of effective teaching.
  • Recognition on the Center for Faculty Excellence web site.

Registration

Register for the 2020-2021 Certificate Program.

2020 Certificate Recipients

2019 Certificate Recipients

Additional Information

For more information, please review the FAQ section below or contact the CFE at cfe@bgsu.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduate students can participate in the program and earn a certificate.

Yes, if they are teaching a class or are enrolled in a graduate degree program.

Teaching staff can participate in the program and earn a certificate.

Book clubs are not included as part of this program.

Learning Communities are not included as part of this program.

No, faculty will need to select one category per workshop.

Only professional development workshops offered through the CFE are included in the program.

Only Active Learning Certificate training completed within the last two years (August, 2017 or later) can be applied towards the certificate.

No, only professional development workshops offered through the CFE are included in the program.

Please use the BGSU Teaching & Learning Certificate Program Tracking form to track your progress and to submit upon completion of training. If you have questions or would like to confirm your training attendance, contact the CFE at cfe@bgsu.edu.