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.

2024 Teaching & Learning Summit

Registration is now open for the 2024 Teaching & Learning Summit on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Olscamp Hall. All members of the BGSU community are welcome and encouraged to attend. To register for the event, click on the link below. To find out more about the event, visit the Teaching & Learning Summit page.

BGSU’s annual Teaching & Learning Summit is an opportunity for the BGSU teaching community to spend the day celebrating achievements, reflecting on the past year, sharing best practices for teaching and learning, and fostering future collaborations for both inside and outside of the classroom. 

The theme for this year’s Summit is Forward: The Future of Teaching & Learning. Aligning with BGSU’s strategic plan, “Forward.,” this year’s Summit will envision what teaching excellence and student success looks like in the university classroom of the future. 

2024 CFE Teaching & Learning Summit Registration Form

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

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