First Year PIE

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What is a First Year PIE Certificate?

The Center for Equity & Inclusion in Teaching & Learning is partnering with campus departments to offer a series of certificates on Pedagogies for Inclusive Excellence (PIE), the first of which is focused on teaching first year (FY) students: FY PIE!

The PIE Slices support faculty as they build community, expand upon their teaching foundations, engage in critical practice and reflect upon their personal and professional growth. 

Is CEETL the only one offering PIE?

Currently, the entire FY PIE certificate may be completed through CEETL offerings, and we are also working with specific programs within the "Golden 5" (i.e., First Year Experience, Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Quantitative Reasoning) to further ground the second and third Slices within localized teaching practice.

How can I get some FY PIE?

Whether you only want a Slice of the PIE or the whole FY PIE certificate, there are many ways to get involved. Below is a brief overview of the Slices in the FY PIE Certificate, with links to more information and opportunities to participate.

FY PIE Certificate: Four Components (Slices of PIE):

CEETL Sponsored

A two-day institute offered in cohorts that focuses on supporting student success, persistence and feelings of inclusion and belonging. Specific topics in the FY PIE Institute include:

  • Intro to First Year Experience
  • Metacognition, reflective practice & ePortfolio development
  • Health, well-being and mindfulness
  • Advising, study skills and time management
  • Identity, belonging, equity and inclusion
  • Critical Digital and Information literacies
  • Rhetorical awareness and writing processes

Format: In the past, CEETL has offered the two-day institute in the Spring. Please check back soon for new dates and registration.

CEETL or Department Sponsored

A series of workshops that promote evidence-based teaching strategies in support of equitable and inclusive student-centered learning at the curricular, course, lesson, interpersonal and intrapersonal levels. Specific workshops include:

  • Student-Centered Design in iLearn
  • Lesson Planning for Student Success
  • TILT (Transparency in Learning and Teaching) Your Assignment
  • Active & Inclusive Learning Strategies
  • Engaging Large Classes
  • Reflective Teaching Practice

Format: In-person and virtual workshops offered by CEETL, or partner departments within the "Golden 5," throughout the semester.

CEETL or Department Sponsored

Reflective teaching and learning communities of eight to 12 individuals that foster reflective teaching practice and, based on the preference of the group, can take either a practical or theoretical approach. Outcomes may include peer mentorship through teaching observations and related discussions, the creation of equitable course materials or the production of a scholarly research publication.

Format: Faculty-led communities that meet at least six times in a semester, in person or virtually, at a mutually determined time. 

CEETL Sponsored  

Culminating teaching portfolios in which faculty members share and reflect upon artifacts and examples from their own teaching to demonstrate personal and professional growth and achievement of the teaching outcomes presented in the Institute, Equitable Teaching Foundations, and Teaching and Learning Communities.

Format: Faculty will use the same web-based environment for their teaching ePortfolios, Portfolium, as required of students in the First Year Experience.

 

Learn more and register for each FY PIE Slice courses:

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What is FY PIE Institute (Two-day)

FY PIE is a two-day institute offered in cohorts that focuses on supporting student success, persistence and feelings of inclusion and belonging.

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What is Equitable Teaching Series

CEETL's Equitable Teaching Series explores foundational teaching approaches that foster equity and inclusivity in support of student success.

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What is a Teaching & Learning Community Leads?

TLCs are reflective teaching and learning communities of eight to 12 individuals that foster reflective teaching practice and, based on the preference of the group, can take either a practical or theoretical approach.

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What is Reflective Teaching Portfolio?

This workshop is created to develop your teaching ePortfolio.