Faculty Development

CxC is deeply committed to supporting research-driven educational practices and initiatives. We offer several faculty development opportunities that seek to develop communication across the disciplines. Please see Events for updates or contact us to discuss your specific needs.

LBST 2301 Teaching Academy

We facilitate a hybrid teaching academy for faculty teaching a Critical Thinking and Communication course for the General Education Curriculum. This academy introduces faculty to the required core components for all sections and helps faculty develop a written inquiry assignment that aligns with the common student learning outcomes and their own subject interests. 

Workshops

Departments and programs can request a customized and interactive CxC workshop. Workshops address a specific topic or need, provide concrete teaching strategies and tools, and encourage conversation among participants. They are generally 1-2 hours and can be incorporated into retreats and meetings or held as independent events.  

Webinars

We partner with the Center for Teaching and Learning at UNC Charlotte to deliver webinars on a variety of topics related to the teaching and learning of communication. You can find and register for these webinars on the CTL registration site. You also can find recordings of past webinars under Teaching and Learning Resources.  

Classroom Observation

We will visit your class to provide a low-stakes observation of a teaching of writing or speaking practice. We then will have a follow-up meeting where we share feedback and resources to help you develop that practice or consider other possibilities. 

Research

We support faculty members who wish to conduct research on the teaching of communication in their disciplines. This support ranges from providing feedback during any stage of the research and publication process to sharing resources from the fields of Writing Studies and Communication. 

Reading/Study Groups

We coordinate and facilitate the sustained study of topics relevant to communication across the curriculum. These groups meet for one or two semesters. Participants leave with greater knowledge of the topic as well as concrete pedagogical strategies and techniques.