Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

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Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellows

Proposal due date: March 17, 2023
Program start date: May 3, 2023

The Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellows program supports the development and implementation of inclusive teaching techniques by CMU faculty. Fellows develop and disseminate transferable approaches to: (1) enhance the diversity of voices or perspectives represented in course designs, and (2) increase students’ sense of belonging in a discipline. Each Fellow receives a $5,000 stipend to work closely with the Eberly Center to iterate on a CMU course they are actively teaching. Fellows also meet one or twice per month as a special interest group to explore research and strategies on inclusive teaching.

Join a joint info session on the PITF and Wimmer programs and proposal preparation on Zoom
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8:00am ET / 4:00pm Doha
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 8:00am ET / 4:00pm Doha 
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11:00am ET / 7:00pm Doha

To apply: Submit a proposal

Wimmer Faculty Fellowship for the Development of Teaching

Proposal due date: Mar 17, 2023
Program start date: May 3, 2023

The Wimmer Faculty Fellows Program is designed to support junior faculty designing or redesigning a course by innovating course materials and/or pedagogical approaches. Each Fellow receives a $3000 fellowship to work in close collaboration with Eberly Center colleagues to design, implement, and assess the impacts of their innovations.

Join a joint info session on the PITF and Wimmer programs and proposal preparation on Zoom
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8:00am ET / 4:00pm Doha 
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11:00am ET / 7:00pm Doha

To apply: Submit a proposal

Special Interest Group: Alternative Grading Strategies

Event dates: March 21, March 28, and April 4, 12:00-1:30pm, 1308 Tepper Quad

In this three session SIG, participants will explore at least two popular alternative grading formats, specifications grading and ungrading. Through discussions and hands-on activities, participants will compare features of these methods, learn about experiences from early adopters at CMU, and consider whether an alternative grading method may be a good fit for their courses and their students. Sessions will include opportunities to begin designing new course materials with support. This SIG is designed to support faculty across disciplines who are curious about alternative grading but have not yet tried it.

Register here!

Spotlight on Inclusive Teaching: Enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Belonging in Course Design and Delivery

Event date: Thursday, May 11, 2023, 9:00-11:00am (4:00-6:00 pm in Doha, Qatar) on Zoom (link will be sent to registrants by email)

This interactive, roundtable-style event features innovative teaching by CMU faculty and graduate students designed to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or sense of belonging (DEIB). Attendees can expect to dialogue with colleagues, leave with practical strategies, and be inspired to invest in their own DEIB teaching interventions. The spotlight will be remote via Zoom. 

Register here!

Eberly Center Collaborative Research on Pedagogy at Scale (CORPS)

Event dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23 and 24, 9:00am - 12:00pm (4:00-6:00pm in Doha, Qatar) on Zoom (link will be emailed to registrants)

Would you like to join a collaborative community learning about, developing, and studying  pedagogical techniques? Join us to participate in an Eberly Center-designed educational research project at scale! No prior educational research experience required. With Eberly Center support, instructors will implement specifications-based grading and collect data on student learning and attitudes across two iterations of their CMU course. The Eberly CORPS launches with a two-day workshop to explore the pedagogical techniques and associated evidence-base, introduce the Eberly Center study designed to fill gaps in the education literature, and collaboratively begin to adapt the pedagogical techniques for use in their course. Afterwards, CORPS members will each meet regularly with a team of Eberly consultants and also participate in periodic group meetings to discuss teaching strategies, lessons learned, and data collected. 

Complete this Google Form to express interest and tell us about your course. An Eberly colleague will contact you to follow up.

Coming Soon! Recurring Signature Eberly Center Programs

Teaching as Research Institute

Do you want to collect data on student outcomes to inform future teaching and course design? For example, which strategies best support student engagement and learning during discussions, lectures, studios or labs? This 4-session Institute will prepare you to investigate the impact of different strategies in the context of your own course, whether teaching online or in-person, with tangible Eberly Center support. In collaboration with Eberly colleagues, participants will:

  • Identify sources of data to measure baseline student outcomes,
  • Select a teaching intervention to test or a question to address,
  • Design a study to conduct in your course, and
  • Exit with an action plan, including Eberly support from start to finish.

For more info: see faculty projects

Incoming Faculty Orientation

Incoming Faculty Orientation is a university-wide program brought to you by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty in partnership with the Office of the Vice Provost for Education and the Eberly Center. This multi-day event, held annually the week before fall classes begin, provides opportunities to meet other new faculty, learn about evidence-based teaching practices as well as CMU students, policies, and norms, and explore what support CMU provides to faculty. For more information and registration details please visit the Incoming Faculty Orientation webpage.

CMU Teaching & Learning Summit

CMU faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff participate in an annual event during the fall semester to celebrate and showcase exciting ideas and evidence-based approaches that our colleagues are applying here at CMU and beyond. Join us for an afternoon of highly interactive sessions with colleagues designed to…

  • Foster dialogue, networking, and collaboration on teaching within and across disciplines,
  • Showcase the educational research of CMU instructors and learning scientists, and
  • Disseminate transferable, evidence-based and innovative teaching strategies employed by CMU instructors.

For more info: see the Summit page as well as presentations 

Instrumented, Technology-enhanced, Active Learning Classrooms

Proposal due date: TBD

Program duration: up to one semester of class sessions

The Eberly Center provides two instrumented technology-enhanced, active learning classrooms in the Tepper Quad. These rooms are designed to capture rich data on classroom interactions and behaviors that can be used for (a) formative feedback on your teaching and your students’ learning, (b) exploring the effect of a new technology or pedagogy you wish to incorporate in your course, (c) conducting educational research in a real class setting, and more! Faculty work closely with Eberly colleagues to design and implement their proposed use of an instrumented classroom as well as to collect, interpret, and apply any data collected.  

For more info: see examples of use cases and the classroom request form