CFE is Recruiting!

The Center for Faculty Excellence is delighted to announce a campus-wide search for its new Associate Director for Research Faculty Development.  This role is an expansion of a past Research Coordinator position and is designed to address the faculty development needs of faculty engaged in research and/or Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, from all disciplines—sciences, arts/humanities, professional schools and others.  This position will also work with the CFE’s Mentoring and Faculty Development initiatives to develop programs and resources.  Post-doctoral experience and/or experience as research faculty would be valuable, as would experience working in a collaborative, innovative environment.  This is an internal search open to members of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus community. For more information about the position, including how to apply, please see the full description here.  Interested applicants who need more information should contact Erin Malloy, MD, CFE Director, at

CFE / Lenovo Instructional Innovation Grants Program

The CFE is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Lenovo to support instructional innovation on campus. Earlier this year Lenovo announced that it would make $400,000 available to the CFE over the next four years to support an instructional innovation grants program. The grants will support efforts across a wide range of academic units to leverage digital technologies in ways that enhance student learning. To learn more about the program, ideas for proposals, and how to apply, download the 2018-2019 Call for Proposals here. Final proposals are due March 2, 2018.

CFE Large Course Redesign Grants 2018-2019

Call for Proposals Announced

The Call for Proposals for the 2018-19 Large Course Redesign Grants Program has been announced. Now in its seventh year, this program continues to support faculty members and departments who are interested in making their large course experiences more engaging and meaningful for both students and instructors. To download the new Call for Proposals, visit the program website here . Proposals are due February 26, 2018.

Apply for the March 2018 CFE Course Design Institute

We are currently accepting applications for the next CFE Course Design Institute (March 12/14/16, 2018; 8:30am-12:30pm) until February 19, 2018. Each three-day CDI offers structured opportunities for developing your course while receiving feedback from your peers throughout the process. You can expect to leave the CDI with a week-by-week outline for class sessions, activities, and assignments as well as the beginnings of associated course materials. To apply, visit

Graduate Student Fellow Awarded

In October, CFE Graduate Student Fellow (GSF) Sarah Ruth Hoffman received the 2017 Sidney Kark Award for Distinguished Teaching Assistant from the Department of Epidemiology (Gillings School of Global Public Health).

Join the CFE's Learning Community for Faculty New to Carolina

We now accepting (brief) applications for the CFE's Learning Community for Faculty New to Carolina, launching in late-January 2018 and meeting monthly thereafter. All UNC faculty hired after July 1, 2016 are eligible to join this cohort-based program. We actively strive to assemble cohorts which are transdisciplinary, and our monthly sessions take a holistic approach to faculty life at UNC. To apply, visit

Future Faculty Fellowship Program Fall 2017

The end of the semester marks the completion of the Future Faculty Fellowship (FFFP) for Fall 2017. Fifteen graduate students completed the program. Their final presentations about their teaching philosophy and teaching strategies demonstrated what they learned during the program. The FFFP is a competitive application program for graduate students and post-docs provided in partnership with the Graduate School. Molly Sutphen, Associate Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), Steve Matson, Dean of the Graduate School, and Donna Bailey, Teaching and Learning Consultant for Graduate Students collaborate in the program to provide learning experiences that include workshops, learning communities, and presentations. This semester Fellows include Alex Burant, Physics & Astronomy, Kimberly English, Studio Art, Natalie Ernecoff, Health Policy & Management, Sara Farrington, Art, Kaylyn Gootman, Ecology, Ani Govjian, English & Comparative Literature, Anna Grummon, Health Behavior, Sophie Kelmenson, City & Regional Planning, Eric Piechota, Chemistry, Trisha Remetir, English & Comparative Literature, Nathan Schradle, Religious Studies, Jennifer Spencer, Health Policy & Management, Ashley Vaughan, Nursing, Jennifer Walker, Music, and Carley Zarzeka, Art.

Learn More at the new CFE Website

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