Faculty-specific 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

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


The UVA Undergraduate Learning Assistant program, known as ULAs@UVA, is an initiative designed to support instructors who want to increase student learning and the quality of student engagement in their STEM classrooms. 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 »

Teaching Awards

Faculty Teaching Awards

UVa honors excellent teaching through several awards, fellowships, and grants. Many of these are administered by the Provost’s Office.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

To highlight and honor the University’s graduate students for their commitment to and excellence in undergraduate instruction, the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs oversees the All-University Graduate Teaching Awards.

Graduate Student-specific Programs

Teaching as a Graduate Student

This day-long event engages graduate student instructors from around the University in a variety of interactive workshops designed to kick-start their teaching careers at UVa. 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 »

Tomorrow’s Professor Today

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

Other CTE Programs

6th Annual UVA Innovations in Pedagogy Summit

What possibilities for deep, transformative teaching and learning can students, faculty, and staff imagine and create together? The University of Virginia’s Fifth Annual Innovations in Pedagogy Summit brings together faculty, staff, and students from across UVA and beyond to showcase excellence in teaching and learning and to explore collaborative visions for the Academical Village of the future. Read More »

Student-Faculty Partnerships

Co-create UVA, a collaboration between the CTE and the student-led initiative ReinventED Lab, offers a platform for faculty and students to reimagine teaching and learning together. Read More »