Summer Faculty Development Offerings

CETL is offering a number of programs over the course of summer to help you grow, refine your craft and thrive as educators. Faculty development is an investment in you and a commitment to the success and growth of our entire Weber State academic community.

The following program selections are designed to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to excel in your teaching roles and make a meaningful impact on student learning.


Summer Back-to-School Workshops

May 1-2, 2024

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These Canvas workshops help you refresh and refine your Canvas skills. Offerings include using NEW Quizzes, ASsignments and Discussion, and Making Assessments Easier. Read more about these workshops offered by WSU Online.

Introduction to Adobe Express

May 3, 2024

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This workshop is designed to empower you with tools and techniques to cultivate the creative potential within your students (and yourself) using Adobe Express. You will learn through hands-on activities how to integrate Adobe Express into your teaching practices, fostering a dynamic learning environment, imagination, and innovation.

AI Learning Community: Exploring If, or How, Generative AI Fits with Your Teaching

May 3 - May 29, 2024

Register by April 30

This AI Learning Community is designed for everyone in any stage of the process of contemplation of generative AI use. The purpose is to provide a structured and supportive community in which you can experiment with different uses of the technology, and make informed decisions if, or how, its use might benefit you and/or your students. Faculty attending this learning community will earn a badge for each quick study course completed, and a certificate of completion of the entire program.

Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL): Engaging Critical Thinking Through Structured Active Learning Approaches

August 6-7

Reserve your spot by May 31

This student-centered instructional approach helps students to develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a deeper conceptual understanding of the subject matter, while engaging actively with small groups within the classroom. THis facilitation course might just be one part of the medicine for unsanctioned AI use because of its emphasis on improving critical thinking and problem solving. Faculty attending this two-day workshop will receive a certificate of participation.

Summer Writing Group: Keeping on-Track with Scholarship

May - August

Register by May 15

Join faculty across campus to work on writing projects while you build community and hold each other accountable. This summer writing group will be a group-managed learning community dedicated to brining together faculty who want to support each other in furthering their research and writing commitments

ACUE Faculty Development Certification Courses - Ongoing

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These courses are designed to enhance your teaching effectiveness by empowering you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create engaging and welcoming learning environments that promote student success. Each course is a $600 value to you. At the complete of the four designated certification courses, you will have earned a Certificate of Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council of Educators.