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​Faculty Centered, Student Focused

Our programs are centered on assisting faculty members be the best educators they can be. 

From a semester long Community of Practice, to the year long ACUE course, or our montlthy Lunch & Learns, we have something for everyone. 

Grants that support your teaching projects and innovations or enhance a faculty member's pedagogical practice.  ​ 

We strive to do our best, so you can do your best.



Join a program today!


 Check out brief descriptions of our programs below...


 Communities of Practice

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A Community of Practice 
meet regularly over the course of a semester to explore specific topics in teaching and learner or professional career development. 

Faciliated by our very own faculty fellows, or faculty volunteers interested in running a program.

 OER Jumpstart

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Jumpstart your knowledge, understanding, and familiarity with Open Educational Resources by participating in this seven-step hybrid professional development pathway.


 ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practice or Online Teaching Essentials


The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)
In every ACUE course, faculty learn about and implement the teaching practices that promote student engagement, persistence, and academic success (ACUE, 2020)


 Books @ Work


In a relaxed and exploratory environment, faculty will discuss books on a variety of topics, including innovative teaching techniques, learning processes, changes in higher education, academic career matters, and other issues pertinent to higher education.
 Please join us in person or via Zoom for lively and thought provoking discussions about our featured titles.


 Lunch & Learn


Our Lunch-and-Learn series is designed to provide you with appetizing opportunities to learn about innovations in teaching and discover concrete strategies for academic career success.
  These delightful concoctions provide an opportunity for teachers and scholars to become more effective in their work and are infused with plentiful opportunities to meet colleagues from across camps.  Join us for eating and edification on the first Tuesday of each month during the regular academic year.​


 20 minute Mentors

20-Minute Mentors are on-demand short videos that are designed to answer specific questions related to teaching and learning.  They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20 minute presentations.  Each month of the academic year two videos will be featured as “must watch” resources.  All of our 20-Minute Mentors will become available 24/7 via the CFD website as we acquire and catalog our new titles.  

20-Minute Mentors Titles and Access​​​​​



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