The center is available to provide faculty with guidance and resources in reaching their instructional goals.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) is the go-to hub for faculty and academic administrators who want to enhance their instruction and students’ success with evidence-based practices. Our philosophy is that faculty are the primary drivers of their own continuous learning about education. This means that as faculty, you decide what you want to know and how best to go about learning it; FCTL is here to provide you with guidance and resources in reaching your instructional goals.

As part of our mission to help meet your instructional needs, we are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site offers practical resources to assist faculty with all stages of the teaching process, from planning a course to facilitating a course to assessing students. Of particular note are our online teaching and making learning accessible resources, which are designed to assist faculty with their transition to online course delivery. We also provide links to University of Maryland systemwide and UMB school-specific educational technology resources.

There are many ways you can get involved with FCTL. These include initiatives such as the Online Teaching Community, an online group that meets monthly to share creative teaching ideas, best practices and policies, and ideas for research in online teaching. We also are offering an Educational Scholars Program for instructors who want to learn how to create impactful learning experiences, no matter the context — online, hybrid, or face-to-face. We also have programming to assist new faculty members, as they begin their teaching career at UMB.

Please check out the new site through the main UMB homepage portal at www.umaryland.edu under Faculty and Staff Services. If you’d like to reach out to us directly to ask a question, set up a consultation, or receive assistance, please email us at facultycenter@umaryland.edu.  


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