Catalyst Course Design Program

In partnership with the Office of the Provost, the TCLT offers a course design/redesign program for faculty to use to refresh or retool their teaching. The program utilizes the work of Dee Fink (Creating Significant Learning Experiences, 2013), and encourages the use of high impact practices, experiential and active learning strategies, and reflective assessment.

The application period for the Fall 2016 cohort has ended. A call for participants for the Winter 2016 semester will be issued shortly. Click here for more information.

Catalyst Collaborative Grant funding is now available - applications must be received by Friday, November 18, 2016.



Teaching Discussion Series

The TCLT is pleased to host informal meetings for faculty members to get together and discuss specific pedagogical topics throughout the academic year.
This fall, we will continue to explore the idea of productive failure and how it can be used to foster student learning. Two sessions are planned:
The Art of Failure
Friday, October 14, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, TCLT Seminar Room, 134 Thompson Library
Black Box Thinking
Friday, November 18, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, TCLT Seminar Room, 134 Thompson Library


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New Faculty Orientation

A one day event held annually prior to the start of the fall semester, sponsored in cooperation with the Office of Research, Human Resources & Affirmative Action, and the Center for Civic Engagement. Invitations are extended each year to all new faculty (full and part-time, tenure and non-tenure track). Information regarding teaching and research at the University of Michigan-Flint is presented, along with general information regarding programs and services available campus-wide.

In addition, all new faculty are invited to participate in an ongoing orientation program over the course of their first academic year at the University of Michigan-Flint. Sessions scheduled three to four times per semester and cover a range of topics including but not limited to teaching methods, research, service, assessment, and faculty governance.

Teaching Circles

Thanks to the generous support from Marian Wright, the TCLT is able to offer Teaching Circles. Each circle is awarded a $500 grant to support the group's activities. 

Scholarship of Teaching Journal

The Scholarship of Teaching is an annual publication provides a written venue for UM-Flint faculty, administration, and staff to “listen in” on one another’s perspectives on teaching for the purpose of deepening the conversation about excellence in teaching.
To receive a copy of the Fall 2015 edition, please contact Sandy Alberto, TCLT Coordinator at Issues are also available online for review. 
The TCLT will not be publishing additional editions.

Golden Apple Recognition Program

The Golden Apple is designed to acknowledge faculty for their good teaching, advising, and supervising.  Submitted by a student, a Golden Apple lets professors know that they are making a difference, that what they do is valued, and that they are recognized for going the extra distance in teaching or advising for their students.

Winter 2015 Golden Apple Recipients

Fall 2014 Golden Apple Recipients


Consultation is available to individual faculty members seeking to reflect upon and advance teaching expertise, departments, programs, and units on a broad range of teaching.
Consultation services are available to departments, programs and units addressing all aspects of teaching including syllabus, assignment design, interdisciplanary teaching, assessment and classroom observation.