Join a Community

The CFE sponsors a number of faculty learning communities that align with our strategic goals. Click on the links below for more information about each of the faculty communities.

Through Bowling Green State University’s institutional membership, all faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars have access to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which provides professional development, training, and mentoring activities. NCFDD resources are broadly applicable across academic disciplines and include a range of topics such as time management, overcoming academic perfectionism, how to develop a daily writing plan, how to write grant proposals, and more.

For more information, visit our NCFDD page.

Every year the Center for Faculty Excellence sponsors a number of faculty learning communities. These groups meet 6 to 8 times per semester for approximately 90 minutes per meeting to dig deeply into a topic related to the strategic goals of the CFE and to produce scholarship or practical tips that can be shared with the rest of the BGSU community.

The New Faculty Learning Communities provide an outlet for new faculty to dig deeply into a topic related to the strategic goals of the CFE. These communities also produce scholarship or practical tips that can be shared with the rest of the BGSU community.

For more information, visit our CFE Learning Communities page.

Book club topics will be focused on best practices in teaching and learning and will be facilitated by CFE Faculty Affiliates and Staff. Members will meet approximately 3-4 times throughout the course of the semester for discussion, dialog, and to share experiences with colleagues.

For more information, visit our CFE Faculty Book Clubs page.  

You are invited to join a unique interdisciplinary community, bringing together those who value creating, learning, and experimenting with new teaching approaches. There are two options for participation: Less Intensive (less time consuming) - and - More Intensive (more time consuming). 

Both options provide an engaging experience where you will gain practical tools and best practices for teaching. This program ranges from those with NO experience to those with LOTS of experience.

For more information, visit our Innovative Teaching Community page.  

The purpose of this bi-monthly workshop is to provide a venue for faculty, graduate students, and instructional staff to informally meet with other instructors and discuss the practice and methods of teaching. Each meeting will have an overarching topic, but there is no fixed agenda nor reading list, simply a discussion of experience and opinion. Each meeting is a bring your own brown bag lunch to encourage participation and informality.

For more information, visit our Convene, Converse, Lunch & Learn page.