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Launch Certificate Program

Central to the TLTC’s mission, its Faculty Launch Program provides faculty with a cohesive but customizable series of professional development activities to help them advance their teaching, collect evidence of their effectiveness, and leverage innovative, evidence-based approaches in their classrooms.  The Launch Program is completely self-paced, and we expect that most faculty take 2-5 years to finish all of the program requirements. Faculty who satisfy all of the Launch Program activities will receive a certificate of completion from the Office of the Provost.

By participating in Launch you will:

  • Attend two TLTC workshops, with at least one from the Diversity & Inclusion series
  • Arrange a TLTC teaching observation & consultation
  • Complete two online modules:
    • OM1 - The Student Experience at UMD
    • OM2 - Special Teaching Opportunities
  • Attend the TLTC Course Design Retreat
  • Attend a workshop or consultation on pedagogical technologies
  • Participate in a Faculty Learning Community
  • Complete at least two additional electives, such as…
    • TLTC workshops
    • A TLTC Seminar speaker
    • TLTC Teaching Portfolio Retreat
    • Attend a teaching-related conference
    • TLTC Reading Group

Then, finalize and submit your stellar teaching portfolio for feedback from TLTC!

We are not currently accepting applications as this program is under review.

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