Pre-Convocation Event

Each year the TCLT helps kick-off the new academic year by offering a workshop for faculty. This workshop is held the morning of the Academic Affairs Convocation event. 

2020 Pre-Convocation Event

Catalyst Course Design Program

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.

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Book 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.
Spring/Summer 2020:
The TCLT and the Writing Across the Curriculum program invite faculty are invited to participate in a virtual book discussion series:
June - Online Teaching at It's Best: A Merger of Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research
August - Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in ONline Classes

New Faculty Orientation

Activities are held annually prior to the start of the fall semester. 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. 

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.


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.