CFE hosted the largest ever Faculty Showcase on March 24th at the Carolina Club. Over 200 attendees participated in sessions led by UNCCH faculty and staff on topics ranging from inclusive teaching to using Makerspaces. Keynote speaker Professor Saundra Yancy McGuire inspired faculty to utilize metacognition to teach students about their learning. 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. Stay tuned for the next Showcase in Fall 2018!

CFE Launches
Course Design Institutes

CFE launched its first-ever Course Design Institute (CDI) in March. The CDI includes various exercises oriented to reach a more developed stage in your course goals and objectives via reflection, writing, and discussion among faculty from across disciplines. What do participants think? According to one, "The CDI is the perfect space to develop, refine, and enrich instructor's ideas for teaching a course." Another found the CDI to be "really helpful to get exposure to both proven teaching strategies and innovative ideas to improve the classroom experience."

For more information and to apply to participate in an upcoming CDI, please visit Contact Phil Edwards with any questions or concerns about the CDI program.

Upcoming CFE Research Events

Being Better Faculty Research Mentors (BBFRM) Training:
Scheduled Dates in April 2017:
April 12, 2017, 1-3pm
April 17, 2017, 12-4pm
April 20, 2017, 1-3pm
If you are interested in participating in the April training, contact Sohini Sengupta. You must be available to attend all three days.

Grant Workshops:
Fulbright Information Session
Focuses on international opportunities for research, teaching, or a combination of both
May 4, 2017, 12-2pm
3009 Fedex building (Deberry Conference Room)
Summer Writing Group (SWG) Program Orientation Meeting:
Register Here
Come and learn about the Summer Writing Group Program. You will have the chance to meet other faculty members in pre-assigned groups based on writing group preferences you express when you register.
May 5, 2017, 12-2pm
Pleasants Room in Wilson Library

PI Development Series:
Project Management and Budgeting in Non-Lab Settings
April 13, 2017
2030 Bondurant


2017-2018 Large Course Redesign Grant Awardees

Congratulations to the recipients of CFE’s 2017-2018 Large Course Redesign Grants. The program, in its sixth year, is an important part of our efforts to support faculty members who are working to make their large course experiences more interactive and engaging.
Neal Caren, Sociology
Patrick Harrison and Viji Sathy, Psychology and Neuroscience
Hosun Kim, Romance Studies
Priscilla Layne, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature
Patricia Mcanany and Ben Arbuckle, Anthropology
Sarah Shields, History
Kalina Staub, Economics
Dave Stotts, Computer Science
Jeff Summerlin-Long, Public Policy

Eren Tasar, History

New CFE Grants

Apply today for three new grant opportunities!

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants
Interested in educational research, taking a scholarly approach to teaching and learning, publishing or presenting at a conference? The CFE SoTL Grant can help! Contact Molly Sutphen to learn more about publishing and/or presenting on your scholarly inquiries into teaching.

Research Communication Grants

CFE Research Communication grants support faculty who would like to communicate their research to broader audiences, such as lay or community audiences, grant agencies, politicians or lobbyists, and ad hoc groups or organizations. Research communication can include case studies, editorials, narratives, and more. Contact Sohini Sengupta for more information.

Professional Exploration and Growth (PEG) Grants
CFE PEG Grants offer faculty members support to broaden their skills as teachers, scholars, and leaders at any stage of career. These opportunities are (1) voluntarily undertaken as areas for growth identified by the individual faculty member, (2) non-credit-bearing, and (3) focused on practices or topics which could be shared with and applied by others on the UNCCH campus. Examples of courses include: Digital Humanities Summer Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Method Courses. Interested in learning more? Contact Phil Edwards.

Upcoming Events

504 Wilson Library 

Ensuring Your Teaching Success in Summer School
May 3rd
304 Wilson Library
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