University of Vermont

Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty Development Offices at UVM

The Provost’s Office at the University of Vermont encourages faculty members to seek training and development in order to further their teaching, research, and service. The following offices and programs provide a wealth of opportunities for faculty members to grow as professionals and scholars. We encourage you to visit their websites, talk with staff, and attend their programs and events.

The Center for Cultural Pluralism (CCP)
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The CCP is dedicated to helping the University of Vermont achieve its vision to provide quality multicultural education in order to equip faculty & staff, with the necessary resources and information. The Center focuses on the intersections of issues of culture and social justice as they relate to curriculum and pedagogy. The Center offers advising, consulting, educational programs and modest grants to further UVM’s strategic objectives linked to cultural diversity and social justice. The Center supports and initiates educational and social programs designed to raise awareness, expand understanding and knowledge, and develop skills for effective intercultural communication.

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)
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The CTL promotes excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary dialogue about teaching and learning throughout the University community and collaborates closely with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL@UVM) initiative. CTL also offers training, support and collaborative opportunities for faculty and graduate students utilizing instructional technology in their teaching and research. Our events and services include workshops, walk-in consultations for Blackboard and other instructional technologies, discussion groups, faculty learning communities, lunchtime presentations, and colleague teas.

Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning (CUPS) Office
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The mission of the CUPS Office is to connect the university and community as partners in addressing real-world challenges through engaged scholarship and transformative learning experiences. We support faculty members who choose to integrate service-learning into their courses and to conduct community-based research. We also work at the unit level to consider effective engagement throughout the curriculum. Among our many programs and services, we offer regular faculty development workshops, small planning and implementation grants, support in finding community partners, and training for student teaching assistants.

The Fleming Museum of Art
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Fleming Museum's Academic Support for Faculty
The Fleming Museum of Art offers teaching and research opportunities for faculty at the University of Vermont. The Museum's diverse collections and exhibitions provide primary source materials for many fields of study, enhancing classroom learning and challenging students to think critically and creatively. The Museum’s innovative exhibitions and 25,000-object collection represents the artistic and cultural production of cultures worldwide, from ancient to contemporary, providing an unparalleled multicultural resource for teaching and learning at the University of Vermont.

UVM Libraries
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The mission of the University of Vermont Libraries is to further the creation, application, and dissemination of knowledge by providing access to information resources and education in their use. We are a vital component of the University's commitment to excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and in dedication to public service. The libraries offer training, support, and a wide variety of opportunities for collaboration for faculty in all disciplines. We offer regular workshops on scholarly communication, using information sources, teaching for information literacy, and more.

Writing in the Disciplines Program (WID)
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The WID mission is to ensure writing is a significant part of undergraduate students’ education beyond the foundation of a first-year experience. In order to nurture a vibrant writing culture on campus, we work with departments as well as individual teachers. We partner with departments and programs in identifying how writing is central to achieving learning outcomes for their majors. In addition, we sponsor open programming for faculty and graduate students who are interested in thinking about the ways writing works in their teaching

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