It takes time and commitment to continuously enhance instructional expertise – an effort that contributes to our students’ success. The Center for Teaching Excellence recognizes that faculty do much more than warm a seat when they participate in our professional development programs.
Our badge program helps faculty document their commitment to and showcase their application of research-based pedagogies in their classrooms. With three badge tracks and three skill levels in each track, faculty have the opportunity to show breadth of training across topics or depth of training in a particular area. Consult the chart below for details on tracks and skill levels.
To earn a badge, complete the following steps:
- Select and attend 4 different workshops in a track (~4 contact hours).
- At the end of each workshop session, complete and submit an action plan. The action plan allows you to reflect on your take-away from the workshop and set specific goals to accomplish based on your learning. Action plans are distributed at the end of each workshop, or you can submit the action plan online.*
- After completing steps one and two for each of the four workshops, submit a capstone reflection to reflect on instructional changes, their implementation, and effectiveness. Reflections will be assessed for credit with a set of standardized competencies. To earn the badge, be sure that your reflection meets the competency guidelines.
- To level up a badge, repeat the above process in the same track up to three times. Capstones are assessed with progressively more rigorous standards at each level. All participants begin a badge track at the Proficiency level.
|Learning Outcomes |
Teaching with Technology
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Professional Planning & Growth
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*Each semester we offer a range of different workshops in each track.
Badge Levels: Example
The example below demonstrates how you might progressively level up an Evidence-Based Teaching badge.
|4 workshops|| Proficiency|
*Please note that action plans expire one year after submission. This gives you one year from the submission of your first action plan to complete a badge.
Last updated: 1/28/2020