The CAE offers opportunities for professional and organizational development through various activities (e.g., workshops, group or individual consultations, annual conference, institutes) and resources (e.g., library books). Below you will find an overview of the CAE's offerings.
Workshops on Teaching & Learning
Every academic year the CAE hosts or co-hosts workshops for faculty and professional staff on a variety of teaching and learning topics. Previous topics include: Critical Thinking, Classroom Discussion, Engaging Students through Active Learning Strategies, IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction, Community Engagement as Scholarship, Classroom Assessment Techniques. For a list of upcoming workshops and registration link, visit the Workshops & Events page.
Summer Teaching Conference
Since 2003, the CAE has hosted an Annual Summer Teaching Conference "Innovative Pedagogy & Course Redesign Conference." After a one-year hiatus, the conference returns in 2013. This is an opportunity to learn from and with faculty from across the country. For more information about this annual event visit the Conference page.
Based on the popularity of the CAE's Summer Institutes on Integrative Teaching and Learning (2010-2012), the CAE will host Institutes focused on a range of topics (e.g., course design, assessment, dossier preparation). The 4-day Course Design Institute offers individual faculty the opportunity to design a new course or revise a course using the 2-day Assessment Institute is designed for department and school teams to develop assessment plans and accomplish their work on outcomes based learning.
Communities of Practice
The CAE facilitates the formation of various communities of practice across campus. These informal communities include: teaching circles, writing circles, and mentoring circles, all of which are intended to assist in building networks and help individuals meet their teaching and scholarship goals.
Faculty Leadership Fellows
Beginning in Fall 2012, the CAE's Leadership Development program will work to build campus expertise and cultivate campus leadership for teaching and learning. Fellows will gain hands-on experience through ongoing CAE leadership roles in mentoring, campus partnerships and collaborations, sustained learning communities, integrative teaching and learning, engaged teaching and scholarship, strategic planning, grant writing, assessment, conference and event planning and management, SoTL research and publishing and other CAE endeavors.
New Faculty Mentor Program
Every year the CAE sponsors a new faculty mentoring program in which incoming faculty members are paired with tenured colleagues. Mentors are selected from outside the new faculty member’s department in consultation with the department chair and dean. Goals of the Mentoring Program are to help new faculty: (a) meet and network with other faculty and staff; (b) become familiar with university culture, and resources; and (c) adjust to the new environment and become active members of the university community.
The CAE is available for group consultations on a variety of topics pertaining to faculty, instructional (course and curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation), and organizational development (focus on the facilitation and implementation of institutional strategic initiatives).
To schedule a group consultation, please e-mail the CAE.
The CAE offers consultations to individuals on a variety of topics whether in-person, over the phone, or via e-mail. These consultations are confidential. Previous consultation topics include: the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), interpreting student evaluations, discussing classroom strategies and pedagogies, elements of course design.
Mid-semester Assessment of Teaching (MAT) by appointment (Fall and Spring Semesters)
MATs are confidential, informal, off-the-record, formative feedback from your students about which processes in the classroom are helping them learn and which would help them more. For more information on the MAT procedures, please view our informational MAT handout (PDF).
To schedule a MAT for your course, look for the call from the CAE in your inbox.
To retain our formative / improvement function, we do not reveal which individuals have used our services without prior consent. We also do not advocate for or argue against promotion, tenure or retention of faculty.
To schedule a consultation, please e-mail the CAE.
Lending Library Collection
Our collection of books and other materials from general teaching guides to resources on collaborative learning, Ignatian Pedagogy, the assessment of student learning, etc. Find titles online (Power Search, location: CAE-Lower Level) or browse our shelves (between Library rooms 107A&B), and check materials out at the circulation desk.