In addition to workshops, the CAT offers special programming to create communities of support and provide resources for instructors.
The EdTech Student Partners program helps faculty integrate technology in their courses. Each faculty member is paired with an EdTech Student Partner for a semester-long partnership. In this partnership, EdTech Student Partners meet with faculty members one-on-one to consult about technology tools, support them in the classroom, teach students how to use the technology, and provide feedback from a student perspective.
A faculty learning community is a cross-disciplinary group of 10-12 faculty who work together over an extended period of time to explore a specific topic related to their professional teaching practice. In this supportive environment, faculty explore best practices, engage in deep discussion about the topic and then share their work with the faculty community at large so as to support their colleagues in this area.
The Provost's Teaching Academy (PTA) is an intensive summer faculty development program where participants study topics such as human learning and adult development, integrated course design and assessment, and teaching methods that promote engagement and collaboration.
The SOAR (Student Oriented Active Redesign) Project is a collaborative effort between the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies to support Temple University schools and colleges in redesigning courses with consistently high DFW rates.