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Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

The Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning provides innovative programs for the continuous development of all faculty members. We celebrate faculty achievements in teaching, scholarship and creative activity, and strive to promote interdisciplinary collaboration to enrich the community at Columbus State University.

  Fac Center Hub
A hub for promoting faculty development across the university, including:
the Center of Online Learning (COOL), the Center for International Education (CIE),
the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), and First Year Experience (FYE)

The CSU Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

  • Supports strategic priorities: Creative, real-world problem solving, LEAP (Liberal Education, America's Promise) principles for equity in higher education, Quality Matters design standards;

  • Promotes collegiality through Interdisciplinary Initiative Grants, Faculty Common Room, Book Circles, Creative Commons research and writing group;

  • Provides critical communication channel with weekly eNews, Facebook page, Twitter feed;

  • Assists faculty in all areas and stages of development: New Faculty Orientation and Seminar Series, personal consultations, external grants and travel funding, internal and external recognition for achievements;

  • Promotes Scholarship of Teaching and Learning culture with annual Faculty Forum in SoTL Series, and workshops in emerging areas of pedagogy (open educational resources, flipped and active learning, team-based learning, experiential learning).

Points of interest:

  • Our pre-semester Symposia, launched in 2016, provide university-wide professional development in innovative teaching and learning, and foster collegiality and personal wellness.

  • Since 2012, Interdisciplinary Initiative Grants have awarded stipends to 51 faculty members across 25 departments to support collaborative learning experiences for students. Projects have included library, gallery, and museum exhibits, live performances, scholarly panels, and community/school outreach projects.

  • Our New Faculty Orientation & Seminar Series model active learning and provide resources through an online Introduction in CougarVIEW, and evidence-based research materials.

  • The Teaching and Learning Enhancement (TaLE) Committee serves as the Center's Senate advisory committee and oversees internal grant processes.