Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Design hosted a Celebration of Faculty on May 16 to honor the faculty members who completed a yearlong cohort/certification on teaching and learning, facilitated a Faculty Learning Community, worked with instructional designers during a course-development cycle and more.
The event celebrated faculty members who participated in faculty learning communities and became certified in proactive accessibility. While shining the spotlight on dozens of faculty members who completed the valuable and intensive Association of College and University Educators course on Effective Teaching Practices, the CTLD also recognized its first-ever Design Achievement Award winners.
“It was such a pleasure to celebrate the faculty members who have done such outstanding work with the CTLD in the last year,” said CTLD Director Jeff Loats, Ph.D. “Aside from the hundreds of faculty members the CTLD team interacts with through workshops, help sessions and other events, it is wonderful that over 150 faculty members put in the time and effort that are worthy of this recognition.
“There is something special about seeing someone stand in a room of their peers and be personally lauded for the work they do. I saw truly genuine smiles and a clear sense of accomplishment. It was really rewarding.”
Faculty Learning Community facilitator recognition:
CTLD Design Achievement Awards
Seventy-three faculty members worked with the CTLD Instructional Design Group on course-development projects over the past year. From these, two instructors were selected from each Course Design Cycle (spring and fall) for special recognition.
The CTLD Design Achievement Award celebrates the collaborative work performed by MSU Denver faculty members in partnership with the CTLD Instructional Design team as they strive for continuous course improvement.
ACUE Effective Teaching Practices participants
Additionally, 29 faculty members were recognized for completing the ACUE Effective Teaching Practices course. The educators were invited to a pinning ceremony where they were recognized by their department chair or dean or the vice provost for Faculty Affairs.
Special recognition went to the two ACUE Cohort facilitators: