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Programs and Services

The University Teaching & Learning Center offers a variety of services for faculty. Our programs range from e-teaching workshops to instructional consultations.

Course Design Institute (CDI)

In an intensive “bootcamp” style program, faculty participants are guided through a course (re)design process in a supported, facilitated environment to imagine, or re-imagine a course. Participants walk away with new ideas for active learning, a nearly completed welcoming syllabus, and a cohort of faculty collaborators.  Applications are required for this popular program held in late May.

Faculty Learning Community for Junior Faculty (FLC, Jr.)

The Faculty Learning Community for Junior Faculty (FLC, Jr.) is a great opportunity to meet new junior faculty in a friendly, peer-supportive environment while working on a variety of teaching skills to help strengthen your effectiveness as an instructor.

Feedback and Classroom Visits 

We offer several avenues for helping GW instructors get feedback on their teaching: small group analyses and classroom visits. In doing so, we protect the confidentiality of all conversations and consider our feedback as formative and not evaluative in nature. 

Peer-Reviewed Explorations in Teaching (PRET)

A PRET is a mechanism that, roughly equivalent in effort to producing a research article, allows faculty to demonstrate a peer-reviewed contribution to teaching with real impact in the classroom. The PRET program encourages both curiosity-driven pedagogical experimentation, as well as the adoption of well-established pedagogical techniques that are new to the individual.

Teaching & Course Design Consultations

The UTLC provides consultations on teaching methods, course design and development, instructional tools, and more. To request a consultation, please click on "Teaching & Course Design Consultations" (above) and complete the consultation request form.


The Portfolio Program is designed to help faculty in the use electronic portfolios to assess student development over time and/or to document their own progress as instructors. We aim to give faculty the tools and perspectives to help them determine whether an Portfolio could be a valuable tool in their teaching.

Workshops and Events

UTLC sponsors a variety of teaching related workshops and events throughout the year. These are described in detail on our News & Events page. They include an annual Teaching Day in October, a Guest Workshop Series, and UTLC Faculty-led Workshops. Anticipated for Spring 2015 is a Course Design Institute currently in the planning stages.