Professional Growth Opportunities


The Center for Faculty Excellence will offer professional development services through workshops, teleconferences, roundtables and infosessions on a variety of topics throughout the year. In addition to scheduled events, the Center staff is available for individual consultations and special sessions tailored for departmental needs. To view the list of training options, see our calendar.

Lyceum Lights

Join our series of faculty luncheon lectures designed to illuminate the common interests of faculty from diverse disciplines. These luncheon lectures are held during the Fall and Spring semesters in Twelve Oaks. To view the current schedule, see our calendar.

Certificates of University Teaching and Learning (CUTL)

Certificates of University Teaching and Learning (CUTL) are offered by the Center to assist you in meeting and documenting your professional goals.  This program allows faculty a structured, concentrated way to expand the practice, art and scholarship of teaching and learning.  These certificates may be included in your professional portfolio as evidence of your continued professional growth in your commitment for teaching excellence.

Portfolio Fair

The Center hosts an annual Portfolio Fair each November. Sample portfolios are displayed and experienced faculty are present to discuss faculty issues on teaching, research and service. The Fair is open to all faculty and focuses on annual evaluations, 3rd year reviews, and the tenure/promotion process. For more information on creating a professional portfolio, click here.

Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity

The Center for Faculty Excellence would like faculty to benefit from the teaching experience, knowledge and wisdom of colleagues. One such opportunity is our Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity. The conference consists of faculty-led, interactive presentations or demonstrations open to all faculty. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for sharing the successful practices, projects, creative endeavors, and research of our faculty. 

New Faculty Orientation and Seminars

Each fall the Center for Faculty Excellence, in conjunction with the Office of the Provost, hosts a New Faculty Orientation. This orientation serves as both a welcome to our family and an introduction to the teaching culture at Southeastern. Activities provide interaction with both new and veteran faculty, specifics on campus policies, and answers to general questions such as “Who are Southeastern students?” and “What is expected in the classroom?” Follow-up sessions throughout the academic year allow for open exchange of ideas, suggestions, and questions about teaching and learning at Southeastern.
The Center for Faculty Excellence has developed an online version of the New Faculty Orientation in Blackboard and you are invited to attend.

Faculty Conversations

The Center offers interactive discussions on a variety of topics throughout the semester. The goal of these sessions is to provide an informal opportunity for colleagues to share ideas and mentor each other as we implement the ideas in our classrooms and beyond. To view the current schedule, see our calendar.