All five of the following components should be completed within a period of three years in any order.
Component 1: Building Blocks workshop
This workshop uses "backwards" course design and focuses on essential student learning outcomes. Workshops are offered every August and January. Read chapters 1 and 2 of Felder and Brent's "Teaching and Learning STEM" book prior to attending. If you need a copy of this book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. It's also available online (for free!) through Curtis Laws Wilson Library -- LINK
Component 2: Canvas Digital Literacy Lightning Rounds
Learn about tools you can use in the classroom to enhance student engagement and increase digital literacy. Lightning Rounds are offered once per semester. The Lightning Round is divided into two categories: Introductory and Advanced. Completion of either one will signify that this Step has been completed.
Component 3: Mid-Semester Feedback
Learn from student feedback what is going well and what could be improved before the end of the course. Sign up here.
Component 4: Teaching Partners Program or two classroom observations
Receive individualized feedback about specific teaching aspects you identify. An experienced instructor and instructional designer will observe your class and provide constructive and confidential feedback. Learn more here. OR, observe two classes from the list of instructors who can be observed, and write a two-page reflection.
Component 5: Comprehensive Teaching Philosophy
To encourage reflective teaching, write a one- or two-page philosophy about your teaching, to be included in your dossier for tenure and/or promotion. Every year, CAFE hosts an event about how to craft a teaching philosophy.