Teaching and Learning
Planning to develop or revamp a course? Always wanted to try out new teaching technologies? The Teaching and 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.
Teaching and Learning Grants
Programs, Workshops, and Institutes
CFE offers workshops that enable faculty members to learn and practice methods of instruction that research shows to be effective. The Flexible Learning Spaces Initiative connects faculty with resources for teaching in classrooms with mobile furniture and shared writing spaces.
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.
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.
A key task in teaching is aligning course goals, and learning objectives, assignments, or activities to assessment goals.
Teaching and Learning Consultations
CFE Teaching and Learning staff are available for confidential consultations with individual faculty across all ranks, graduate instructors/TAs or others providing instruction at Carolina, department/program or school leaders, or external faculty development professionals seeking expertise or benchmarking.
Instructors and departmental leaders often seek consultations when they:
- Design a new course or redesign a current course
- Want to try out a new teaching approach (small groups, case study teaching, etc.) and need help tailoring it to their teaching style and discipline
- Experiment with campus-supported instructional technology, such as Poll Everywhere, MS Teams, or others
- Seek help to respond to difficult or unexpected classroom situations
- Want to implement equitable and inclusive teaching strategies to help all students succeed
- Need ideas about how best to assess student learning (such as using low-stakes formative assessments)
- Try to make sense of their students’ course evaluations
- Conduct research on teaching and learning (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning or Discipline-Based Educational Research)
- Engage in a department or program curriculum mapping or realignment project
- Prepare dossier materials such as a Teaching Statement for promotion or tenure
- Please contact us to request a consultation if we can support you.
Note: For immediate technical assistance with Sakai or Zoom, please schedule directly with ITS Teaching and Learning.Request a Consultation