Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty

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About the Program

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The Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty Program is intended to assist faculty in planning a well-articulated, systematized path for their professional development. The Certificate for New Faculty provides evidence that faculty have attained a basic set of essential skills and knowledge needed for teaching at SUNY.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Junior Faculty
  • Graduate Assistants
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Adjuncts / PT Faculty
  • Instructional Designers and Support Staff
  • Librarians

Learning Outcomes of Program

  • Utilize learning theory in the design and delivery of their courses
  • Employ foundational learning teaching strategies that are supported by research and that promote active learning
  • Effectively and efficiently evaluate student performance
  • Create a safe and effective learning environment
  • Utilize reflective techniques as a teaching practitioner
  • Uphold and promote the academic policies of a participant's individual campus and the System
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication techniques in interactions with students

Program Completion Requirements

  • Completion of all four required courses is required to earn the Teaching & Learning Certificate for New Faculty.
  • Activities for all four courses will include using an ePortfolio to document work. If a participant's campus does not provide an ePortfolio platform for use, this program offers instruction on Mahara, a no cost Open Source ePortfolio platform which can be used by the program participant for coursework during their duration in the program.

Program Prerequisites

Participants should have taught in a formal learning / training environment or plan to do so in the near future.


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