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Faculty Services

Faculty Seminar Series with Certificate

The Faculty Seminar Series with Certificate is open to all faculty (Senate and Non-Senate), postdoctoral scholars, and instructional staff. Advanced graduate students may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Each year the series focuses on a particular theme. The theme for 2014-15 is Writing in the Disciplines. Participants may attend individual workshops or complete the requirements for a certificate. To qualify for a certificate, participants must:
1) attend one seminar workshop;
2) attend four additional workshops during the academic year; and
3) submit a final project. 
For complete details about the series, please click here.

Teaching Matters Faculty Track

The Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce a new format for the Teaching Matters Series, a series of workshops and colloquia that address various pedagogy related topics. With this new format both faculty and graduate students can attend the workshops, as well as obtain certificates. We encourage both new and experienced instructors alike to attend these interactive workshops. Click here to view the schedule for the faculty track and register for workshops.


Individual Consultations

Any faculty member who is teaching a course or planning to teach a course may choose to consult the Center. These consultations provide new and experienced faculty with an opportunity to discuss any aspect of their teaching, including: 
Faculty who are teaching in a new format or setting, are unaccustomed to the American classroom, or are simply interested in improving their teaching are encouraged to use this service. For an appointment, please request an individual consultation.

New Faculty Orientation

Each fall and spring the Center participates in a New Faculty Orientation. Our primary goal in doing so is to introduce new faculty to the teaching culture at UC Merced and the specific workshops and support we offer.  For more information contact Kahil Morales at

Faculty Resources

The MERLOT ELIXR initiative offers a digital case story repository that hosts more than 70 discipline-specific multimedia stories. Digital stories for faculty development can provide real-life experiences of exemplary teaching strategies and the process of implementing them. These digital case stories can be used freely in faculty development programs and also accessed by individual instructors.