Planning to develop or revamp a course? Always wanted to try out new teaching technologies? The Teaching & Learning Group is ready to help all Carolina departments and faculty members reach their teaching goals through consultations, workshops, Course Design Institutes, and grant programs. We also offer graduate students three programs to help them prepare for their academic careers.

What We Offer: Programs, Workshops, Institutes and Grants

Teaching and Learning Grants

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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 is now one of the accepted constants influencing life and work on campus and beyond. UNC instructors are using technology to explore new opportunities to engage and challenge students, to lower barriers to student access, and to make their … 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

Explaining and Demonstrating Effective Practices in the Classroom

The CFE offers workshops that enable faculty members to learn and practice methods of instruction that research shows to be effective.

One-on-One Engagement with Faculty Members about Teaching

Through individual consultations, CFE staff engages directly with faculty members about the challenges they encounter in individual courses or in their overall development as teachers.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a two-step approach. First faculty use scholarly inquiry on student learning to advance the practice of teaching and then make the findings public.

Setting Learning Goals and Assessing Them

A key task in teaching is aligning course goals, and learning objectives, assignments, or activities to assessment goals.