Cloth Bag Luncheon Series

Cloth bag lunches are informal meetings for faculty members to get together and discuss specific pedagogical topics throughout the academic year. Click here for detailed information and options for registration.

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 2013 edition, please contact Sandy Alberto, TCLT Coordinator at Issues are also available online for review. 
The 2014 issue will be available in December.  Submissions are currenlty be accepted. For more information, please see the Call for Manuscripts.

Faculty Mentoring Program

The Faculty Mentoring Program assists tenure-track faculty in their academic career development though the guidance and support of experienced University faculty members who serve as role models, advisors and mentors. The program is offered in partnership with the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the TCLT and the Women's Educational Center. 
2014-2015 Faculty Mentoring Program Work Group
Mentor Handbook

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 2014 Golden Apple Recipients

Fall 2013 Golden Apple Recipients

Research on Teaching and Learning

The TCLT will establish opportunities for faculty to engage in internal and external research on teaching and learning in areas of content specialization. Engaging in pedagogical research advances self-reflective practice while yielding research of national importance suitable for publication in peer-reviewed professional journals. 


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.