Faculty Development Pathways

The UNC Charlotte Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Faculty Development Pathways are designed to support faculty in developing and documenting their teaching expertise. Utilizing the Developmental Framework for Teaching Expertise in Postsecondary Education1 (2017) as a theoretical framework and guide, the CTL Faulty Development Pathways establish sustained opportunities for faculty to explore, engage, and expand their pedagogical knowledge and skills through certifications and written products to document their progress in selected areas of teaching. The goal is to provide resources, experiences, and networks for faculty who seek to develop their teaching agenda across time and with increasing complexity. The CTL Faculty Development Pathways assist our faculty in telling their own personal, evolving, and powerful stories as they develop expertise in teaching.

The CTL Faculty Development Pathways are organized into four major themes: Course Design, Engaged Pedagogy, Online Learning, and Learning Technologies.

Engaged Pedagogy

This pathway guides faculty in the use of high-impact learning strategies that engage student learning.

Teaching with Learning Technology

This pathway guides faculty in the use of innovative teaching practices and technologies (broadly defined) to enhance student learning.

Teaching Online

This pathway guides faculty in the use of research-based strategies specific to engaging students in online learning.

Course Design

This pathway guides faculty in developing strategies for course design, instructional alignment, and assessment of learning.


1Kenny, N., Berenson, C., Chick, N., Johnson, C., Keegan, D., Read, E., Reid, L. (2017, October). A Developmental Framework for Teaching Expertise in Postsecondary Education. Poster presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. URL: https://connections.ucalgaryblogs.ca/files/2017/11/CC3_Teaching-Expertise-Framework-Fall-2017.pdf