Learn From Others
Learn from Others
Your peers are your best teachers. The CFE fosters peer learning for faculty instructors through learning communities, grants, tailored information services, and the annual faculty showcase.
Faculty Learning Communities are peer groups of interdisciplinary faculty members who engage in an active, collaborative, structured program to provide encouragement, support, and reflection.
Each CFE Pedagogy Reading Circle is a small, self-regulated group of instructors who meet 4-5 times over the course of the semester to engage with a common book. Each Circle will decide on when to meet, how often, and whether in person or via Zoom. Review the Reading Circle page for updated book information each term.
Teaching Triangles will provide a supportive environment and learning experience in small groups of three instructors who will observe each other’s teaching and receive constructive, low-stakes feedback. Rather than only engaging in peer review of teaching for promotion or tenure, this offers an opportunity for professional growth while building a community to discuss effective teaching. This program is led by the Office of Instructional Innovation in the College of Arts and Sciences and limited to instructors in the College.
The Faculty Showcase is a great chance to pick up new ideas for your courses, become more aware of teaching support resources available to you, and to make new connections across disciplines. Interactive elements, such as the popular “Steal My Idea” where faculty pitched innovative teaching ideas and the new Interdisciplinary Speed Innovating session promoted exposure to new ideas and colleagues.
The Carolina Teaching and Learning Colloquium is a new inter-institutional colloquium series co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Faculty Excellence, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, and Carolina Seminars. We invite faculty, graduate student instructors, and teaching staff from UNC-CH’s College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools, as well as interested instructors from outside colleges & universities to participate in this interdisciplinary series on teaching and learning research.
Share a tip with your colleagues about what’s working in your in-person, remote, or hybrid classes—and get some great advice from other UNC instructors.
The Faculty Peer Visits Program provides UNC-CH faculty members with an opportunity to see peers representing a variety of disciplines implementing interactive methods in a live classroom setting. Whether you are an instructor who has been using interactive methods for years or are trying to get ready to teach your first large class, you are likely to benefit from the visits by getting new ideas for effective practice and reflecting on your own practice.
The Professional Interests Manager (PIM) is a Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) service designed to inform faculty members about professional development resources and opportunities in the areas of teaching, research, and leadership. Instead of a one-size-fits-all, PIM only notifies you about resources and opportunities relevant to your particular professional development interests.