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Digital Measures Drop-In Session - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Kayser 541

Teaching Naked Book Discussion - Monday, January 26, 2015 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Criss Library Faculty Study

Managing Classroom Behavior - Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - CPACS 132

Digital Measures Drop-In Session - Monday, February 2, 2015 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Library Faculty Study

Digital Measures Drop-In Session - Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Mammel Hall 319

 

 

Welcome

The Center for Faculty Excellence provides UNO faculty opportunities for personal and professional growth through workshops, consultation, and learning communities.

The Center for Faculty Excellence is responsible for FacConnect, a portal that organizes links to campus professional development resources and events.

The Center for Faculty Excellence also provides administrative support for the University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT), and Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS)

 

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice are cohorts of faculty members from multiple disciplines who investigate teaching innovations, actively research, share feedback, assess student learning and grading techniques, and explore new models of practice. Communities of Practice are an investment in teaching and research excellence.

It is recommended that Communities of Practice consist of up to six participants. Additional faculty may be recognized as members of the group, however due to budget constraints, $1,200 ($200 x 6) will be the maximum amount funded for each Community of Practice.

Adjunct Faculty are welcome to participate, however at this time, only full-time faculty are eligible for the professional development stipend from the Center for Faculty Excellence during the 2014-2015 academic year. Community of Practice groups may choose to distribute their professional development stipends as they deem appropriate between full-time and adjunct faculty members.

Full-time faculty may participate in more than one Community of Practice, however they are only eligible to receive one $200 professional development stipend annually from the Center for Faculty Excellence.

For more information, visit the Communities of Practice tab.

University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT)


UCAT is responsible for fostering instructional development. The committee recommends allocation of monies to full-time UNO faculty for improvement of instructional capabilities. Click here for more information regarding opportunities available through UCAT.


Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS)


TABS provides you, the teacher, with an opportunity to assess your pedagogical strengths and weaknesses from the student perspective. All assessments are confidential and free. For more information, visit the TABS link or click here!

 

Center for Faculty Excellence Library

The Center for Faculty Excellence invites all faculty to browse the CFD library. Our collection of over 120 books includes topics such as: assessment, counseling, curricula, diversity, pedagogy, research and more. Search the complete selection here , if you find a book that interests you, simply e-mail and the book will be sent via campus mail - or feel free to stop by Kayser Hall Room 514 and browse our offering.

Digital copies from the Criss library on the topic of teaching are also available and can be found at https://unomaha.worldcat.org/profiles/UNO-YA/lists/3251669

 

Thank a UNO Educator

We have the great privilege of working in a community of committed, enthusiastic and passionate educators. These dedicated individuals thoughtfully prepare lesson plans, assignments and exams, teach their classes, mentor, advise their students outside the classroom, grade papers and generously share their knowledge and expertise with other teachers all because they believe in the power of education.

Does this describe one of your colleagues? If so, let us help you thank this individual for their contributions to UNO. Submit a completed form to The Center for Faculty Excellence and let someone know their contributions are valued and that we are all proud to call them UNO colleagues.

 

Workshop Videos Available

The Center for Faculty Excellence invites all faculty to view our workshop "Helping Introverts Thrive in An Active Learning Classroom" video.

The Center for Faculty Excellence invites all faculty to view our workshop "Getting to Know UNO's Course Evaluation Instrument and its Use in TABS" video.

The Center for Faculty Excellence invites all faculty to view our workshop "Student Engagement - Book Discussion-Part 1" video."Student Engagement - Book Discussion-Part2"

The Center for Faculty Excellence invites all faculty to view our workshop "Working with International Students in Your Classes-Part 1" video. "Working with International Students in Your Classes-Part 2" video.

Check back often for additional videos of upcoming workshops sponsored by CFE.

Visit Us

Come visit us in Kayser Hall Room 514.