FTEP developed several sub-programs to help instructors with teaching challenges and finding community:

  • The New Assistant Professor program served tenure-track and instructor faculty in their first three years at CU, and postdocs who wished to develop their career in teaching positions. 
  • The Early Career Faculty Program, reached faculty within their own schools and college divisions that served pre-tenure faculty through learning communities.
  • Making Teaching and Learning Visible is a community of practice in which faculty redesign a course and then publish a portfolio of the redesign. MTLV portfolios are published on this website and will be continued by the CU Boulder CTL starting in August 2020.
  • The Summer Assessment Institute: Achieving Course Goals and Gathering Evidence About Student Learning is a 5-day event that provides a unique opportunity to learn with and from faculty peers about practical, easy to administer, and easy to digest ways to increase effectiveness in student learning, and support educational excellence within your department.


Inter-Campus Programs:

The FTEP office also served as the headquarters for the President's Teaching Scholars Program (PTSP), which was coordinated since its inception in 1989 by director Shea. A CU system-based program, PTSP gathers designated faculty from four CU campuses into the Guild that advances scholarly teaching and student learning through projects aimed at innovation in redesigning classroom learning, serving as mentors, and peer-presentions on campus and system teaching and learning.

The program initiated and coordinated a system-wide program for faculty to learn more about scholarly teaching and to publish literature in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, a recent national and international movement in higher education, the President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC).


The CU Boulder sub-programs and University-wide programs listed here were immensely impactful creations and contributions of FTEP and its founding director, Mary Ann Shea.