Recognition of Achievement

Faculty posing with their Recognition CertificatesCETAL has developed a Recognition of Achievement Program to acknowledge faculty who engage in a series of experiences to strengthen their teaching effectiveness. The goals for this program are to guide faculty members through a structured professional development process, encourage intentionality and growth in teaching effectiveness, and provide a campus-wide distinction of commitment to teaching excellence.

Recognition by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Academic Leadership happens in April each year.


Program Guidelines:

  • Faculty members pursuing recognition should declare their intention using the CETAL registration form.
  • Faculty members are encouraged to meet with a CETAL team member to create a customized plan to complete the program in one academic year.


Program Requirements:

The program consists of both required and optional components, each worth a number of credits. Faculty members who earn 20 or more credits will be recognized as having successfully completed the program. 

Participate in at least one required component (may complete more than one if desired):

  • Instructional consultation (3 credits) OR
  • Instructional design consultation with OSCQR review (10 credits)

Select from the following options to earn the remaining credits:

  • New Faculty Teaching Academy (5 credits per semester as facilitator or participant)
  • Early or Mid-Career Coaching Circle (5 credits per semester as facilitator or participant)
  • Community Cafe (5 credits per semester)
  • Learning community/Book group (4 credits)
  • Mini-Conference Lunch Series (1.5 credits per session)
  • Instructional Workshop (1 credit)
  • Facilitate a CETAL event (3 credits)
  • Author a blog post for social media (1 credit)
  • Author a book review (1 credit)
  • Culminating reflection (1 credit)
    – Format may be a blog post, journal entry, poster, presentation, video, etc.
  • Complete Online Learning Consortium Workshop (3 credits)
  • Complete sessions through Go2Knowledge (1 credit per hour session, up to 4 credits)

Signing up for the recognition program does not register you to attend any specific event, so be certain to visit the Events page to register for the individual events you wish to participate in this semester. We look forward to learning with you very soon!