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Partnerships with other campus units, internal collaborations, and external partnerships allow the CFE to extend its mission into initiatives that foster faculty excellence in mentoring, diversity and inclusion, and education and innovation. The CFE values its relationships with campus and community partners.

Excellence in Faculty Development and Mentoring

No one succeeds alone. This is why the CFE is committed to helping academic unit leaders and individual faculty members across campus build and strengthen mentoring programs and relationships. In collaboration with leadership and faculty from the UNC School of Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education, the CFE Excellence in Faculty Development and Mentoring Initiative offers a range of resources from helping individual faculty members consider their teaching, service, and scholarly goals and the mentoring they might need for each, to helping chairs develop their own faculty mentoring programs and annual review processes to ensure the success of their faculty.

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Excellence in Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

Education—and faculty development—grow most productively amidst an array of social and cultural backgrounds, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical perspectives, and life experiences. Through its Excellence in Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, the CFE is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful intellectual environment in which diverse opinions and experiences are valued and where faculty can flourishIn partnership with the UNC Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Postdoctoral Affairs in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the CFE is proud to co-sponsor UNC’s Institutional Membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)As a center, the CFE also provides resources, consultation, and training on topics related to diversity in leadership, research, and inclusive teaching.

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tech-inno-iconExcellence in Instructional and Educational Innovation

The CFE strives to provide an environment where emerging learning technologies can be piloted and new strategies in teaching and learning can be developed with input from students and teachers. Key to the CFE’s work in this area are the Excellence in Instructional and Educational Innovation Initiative, partnerships with ITS EdTech, OASIS, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, UNC Libraries, and external collaboration with Lenovo.

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CFE: Your Partner for Excellence

The CFE partners with departments, faculty, and central units to apply forobtain, manage, and evaluate grants that promote innovation and excellence throughout the University. Examples include our collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Retention and the College of Arts and Sciences in the Finish Line Project and the Association of American Universities’ STEM Education Project collaborative with Physics, Astronomy, Biology, and Chemistry departments. The CFE offers evaluation, organizes faculty learning communities, and helps conceptualize grant proposals.

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