CELTT staff are available to consult with individual faculty on a range of topics, including:
- Course planning and design
- Instructional strategies
- Development of learning goals
- Syllabus construction
- Classroom management and facilitation
- Teaching with technology
- Preparation of teaching philosophy statements
- Feedback on teaching, including guided self-reflection and teaching observation
Upon request, CELTT will offer feedback on a faculty member's teaching through a classroom visit or review of a classroom recording. Feedback sessions are formative and done solely for the faculty member's own benefit. Results will not be shared with the faculty member's department or program.
In an effort to respond to ongoing faculty professional development needs, CELTT is pleased to announce a “Communities of Practice” model of faculty development. Communities of Practice (CoPs) are groups of individuals, in this case faculty, who have a shared passion and interact regularly to practice and improve (Wenger, 2015). At UB, CoPs provide spaces for critical discussion, learner-centered thinking, and social innovation among small, disciplinary and cross-disciplinary groups of faculty. Communities of Practice are intended to be organic in nature; CELTT and its partners provide CoPs with strategic guidance, accountability, and logistical support, while UB faculty members provide the overall direction.
The goals of Communities of Practice are to:
- Support faculty learning and reflection on topics related to teaching and learning excellence.
Participation in a CoP will allow faculty to build knowledge networks, tackle practical problems, and develop a shared repertoire of resources.
Logistics of Communities of Practice:
- Meet 4-5 times
Any UB faculty or staff member with an interest in teaching and learning can create a Community of Practice. Just email email@example.com with a “one-pager” containing the following information: proposed name and brief description of the CoP, tentative meeting dates (fall, spring, or summer), any materials or resources that you need to be successful, and the names of at least two other faculty who are interested in joining the CoP.Fall 2020Open Educational Resources, with Brandy Jenner & Kristin ConlinWhat a Trip!: How to Use Escape Rooms, Virtual Travel and Murder Mysteries to Enhance Virtual Teaching, with Rachael ZelenyUsing VoiceThread, with Megan RheeSpring 2020Open Educational Resources, with Brandy Jenner & Kristin Conlin
Using VoiceThread, with Megan RheeFacilitating Education through Internships (TBD)
Teaming with Microsoft Teams, with OTS & Brandy JennerIncremental Course Redesign, with Brandy Jenner & Cathleen O’Neal
CELTT showcases exemplary teaching practices, and offers continuing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. With Teaching & Learning Day, CELTT celebrates the commitment of UB's faculty to sharing best practices, creating enriching classroom environments, and designing innovative courses and programs, face-to-face and online.
Interested in data about student learning gathered from Sakai, PeopleSoft and other sources? We are your go-to source. We:
- identify, collect and organize data
- collaborate with people with diverse skill sets
- determine next steps to use the collected data
CELTT works closely with the Office of Technology Services, engaging in policy, sharing best practices, and developing critical thought on instructional technologies and e-learning in its many forms, including:
- online education
- mobile learning
- multimedia education
CELTT is pleased to offer mini-grants to faculty for research and conference presentations. For AY 2020-2021 only: Consistent with the University's response to the to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we are only accepting applications for materials, conference registration, and other research expenses that do not include travel. Funding is also potentially available at the school/department level. See Internal Grant Opportunities or contact your associate dean for more information.
To learn more about assessment resources at UB, visit Assessment of Student Learning.