Faculty Programs

Course Design Institute

The Course Design Institute (CDI) is an intensive, multi-day, hands-on seminar that provides instructors the opportunity to experience the iterative, dynamic, and scholarly process of learning-focused course design. Read More »


The Ignite program is designed to provide new UVa faculty with the knowledge, skills, and supportive community they need to develop into exceptional teachers. Read More »

NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorships at the University of Virginia

A Distinguished Teaching Professorship enables profound research on teaching and learning, while providing opportunities to think innovatively and integrate new ideas. Read More »


This program helps faculty improve STEM education in introductory-level courses at UVa using research-based pedagogies and assessment—and helps faculty and departments sustain improvements. Funded by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Read More »

University Academy of Teaching

The Academy recognizes exemplary professors who have generously, collaboratively shared their know-how with faculty and graduate TA colleagues over time, throughout the University. Read More »

Contemplative Pedagogy Program

With funding support from the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) and the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC), this program support UVa faculty members wishing to systematically integrate contemplation into their courses. Read More »

Graduate Student Programs

August Teaching Workshops

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of the day. — Thomas Jefferson, letter to DuPont de Nemours, April 24, 1816 Since 1990, thousands of teaching assistants… Read More »

International Teaching Assistants Program

A program, designed to assist International Graduate Students who speak a language other than English as their first language, and who are prospective Teaching Assistants for their departments. Read More »

Teaching+Technology Support Partners

The TTSP program, provides training for graduate students to give faculty within a department or school support in using technologies for teaching innovation Read More »

Tomorrow’s Professor Today

A broad professional development program designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in future jobs in academia. Read More »

Faculty & Student Partnerships

Annual Innovation in Pedagogy Summit

UVa’s Annual Innovation in Pedagogy Summit brings together faculty, staff, and students from across UVa and the Commonwealth to engage in conversation about excellence in teaching and learning. For 2015, the Summit will be held on Wednesday, May 6 in… Read More »

Reading Roundtables

The CTE sponsors semester-long groups of UVa community members who read current books about teaching and learning. Participants often receive free copies of the books in exchange for attending designated sessions in the CTE where they share their insights on the texts… Read More »