Resources for Faculty at All Career Stages

What’s New?

  • CFE Welcomes Dr. Darin J. Knapp

    The Center for Faculty Excellence welcomes Dr. Darin J. Knapp as its new Associate Director for Faculty Development in Research. Dr. Knapp brings 31 years of interdisciplinary basic research experience to the Center with extensive experience in mentoring, grantwriting, research, … Continued

  • Apply now for the Course Design Institute

    We are currently accepting applications for the next Course Design Institute (June 4/6/8, 2018; 12:30-4:30pm) until Friday, May 11, 2018. Each three-day CDI offers structured opportunities for developing your course while receiving feedback from your peers throughout the process. You … Continued

  • Graduate Student Fellow Awarded

    Sarah Gaby, one of the six Graduate Student Fellows (GSFs) working with the CFE this past academic year, received a teaching award from Provost Bob Blouin at a recent ceremony honoring this year’s winners. Gaby was recognized with a Tanner … Continued

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    Spring 2018 Final FFFP Presentations

    The final presentations for the Spring 2018 Future Faculty Fellowship Program begin tomorrow, April 11th. The Future Faculty Fellowship Program (FFFP) is a semester-long program that introduces graduate students to evidence-based teaching practices, helps them understand the roles and responsibilities … Continued

  • Large Course Redesign Grants Awarded

    The new recipients of the CFE Large Course Redesign Grants have been announced. This program is designed to support faculty members committed to making their large enrollment courses more effective and engaging.   Matt Andrews – History Melinda Beck – … Continued

Grant Opportunities

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    Large Course Redesign Grants

    2018-19 Call for Proposals Announced! Faculty members from a wide range of disciplines are rethinking the way they teach large-enrollment courses. They are complementing the traditional lecture with instructional technologies and active learning methods based on decades of research about how students learn. The … Continued

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    CFE/Lenovo Instructional Innovation Grants Program

    Technological change continues to influence life and work on campus and beyond. UNC instructors are using technology to explore new opportunities to engage students, to lower barriers to student access, and to make their own teaching practices more satisfying and effective. … Continued

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    Professional Exploration and Growth Grants

    The Professional Exploration and Growth grants program supports full-time faculty members (at any stage of their careers) who are seeking structured learning opportunities which help them broaden their skills as teachers, scholars, and leaders. Typically, these opportunities are (1) voluntarily … Continued

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    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants

    Carolina faculty members have a long tradition of innovation in the classroom. Their willingness to experiment with promising new instructional techniques and models has benefited students and peers on this campus and beyond. The impact of their work is especially … Continued

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    Research Communication Grants

    CFE research offers small publication and presentation grants to support faculty-level research communication efforts. Examples of projects that could be funded include: Reflective essay focusing on your own experiences with communicating your research to broader audiences Case studies focusing on … Continued