The Institute for Faculty Excellence (IFE) offers a variety of development opportunities for any area of academic success. Let us know if there is a new topic that you want to learn about. Contact us if you are interested in scheduling a workshop as a group or one-on-one session.

Email the IFE at to suggest new topics or request development opportunities.


Asynchronous Courses Offered via CourseDen


On-Demand & Other Training Resources for Faculty


Workshop Topics Offered Virtually and/or In-person (Offered on an as-needed basis)

  • Build-a-Course Workshop
  • Setting Teaching Goals
  • Grow Your Mentoring Network
  • Designing & Evaluating Authentic Assessments in the Age of AI
  • Promoting Growth Mindset: Three Perspectives
  • Providing Meaningful Feedback & Streamlining Grading
  • Encouraging a Growth Mindset Throughout the Semester
  • Making Your Online Materials Accessible
  • Incorporating Live Teaching in Your Online Course
  • First Days of the Course: Engaging Students (Even Before the Semester Begins)
  • Designing Meaningful Assessments
  • How to TiLT Assignments (Transparency in Teaching & Learning)
  • Designing and Delivering Engaging Online Courses
  • Designing a Better Online Course
  • Creating Engaging Learning Materials & Activities
  • Conducting Online Course Peer Reviews
  • Collaborative Activities
  • Building Community and Motivating Online Learners
  • Friend or Foe: ChatGPT use in UWG Courses


Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) & Communities of Practice (CoPs)

  • New Faculty Orientation & Academy
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning FLC
  • High Impact Practices CoP
  • Backward Design & Online Course Design Institutes
  • Book studies on relevant topics, trends in higher education, and faculty interest to support student success. Some previous titles include Small Teaching by James Lange, Small Teaching Online by Flower Darby, Teaching at Its Best by Linda Nilson, The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer, Creating Wicked Students by Paul Handstedt, Relationship-Rich Education by Peter Felton, Minding Bodies by Susan Hrach, Spark of Learning by Sara Rose Cavanagh