Our Program

Become a quick starter in teaching with more time and energy to devote to your research, outreach and service.

What MTLE Can Do for You

  • Connect you with a network of teaching and learning experts across campus
  • Welcome you into a small, supportive cohort of your early-career faculty peers
  • Guide your efforts to become a more engaging and impactful educator

Our aim is to enhance student learning and help you become a fast, efficient, effective and satisfied starter in teaching.

Improving Student Learning through Faculty Development

Throughout the two-semester program, you will meet weekly with a cohort of 8-10 assistant professors and expert facilitators. Together, we will help you apply cutting-edge, evidence-based practices to enhance student learning in your classes.

Our curriculum is divided into 3-week modules, beginning with an introduction to the topic, followed by direct application to your classroom, and closing with reflection and plans for enhancing your course and course design. Feedback from peers and facilitators is central to the program.

Career Impact

Immediate payoffs:

  • Introduction to cutting-edge, evidence-based practices and resources
  • Connections to experts for individual consulting
  • A supportive network of peers and experts

Lasting impacts:

  • A positive impact on student learning
  • Greater satisfaction as a teacher
  • Tenure dossier material (artifacts) and evidence
  • Skills to actively participate in department and school or college curriculum committees

MTLE Program Outcomes

  • Apply evidence-based practices in course design (e.g., learning outcomes, formative and summative assessments, learning activities inside and outside of class)
  • Apply teaching practices that are learner-centered, inclusive, engaging and promote learning
  • Reflect on teaching development and document evidence of teaching progress (including artifacts from MTLE) for tenure
  • Create or revise teaching statement for tenure dossier
  • Develop a cross-disciplinary network of faculty peers and campus experts dedicated to teaching and learning
  • Gain confidence in teaching

Our Curriculum

Designed with early-career faculty in mind, the MTLE curriculum engages fellows with evidence-based teaching and learning practices they can apply directly to their teaching in real time.

Meet the Fellows

See who has joined the MTLE program, and hear about their experiences.

Departmental Partnerships

Why should departments support their faculty members’ engagement with MTLE? The MTLE program helps faculty become more efficient with their teaching, freeing up time for research, outreach and service. MTLE also improves education by partnering with faculty to enhance teaching and student learning.


If you are interested in becoming a fast, efficient, and effective starter in teaching; joining a community; and partnering with teaching and learning experts, consider applying to MTLE.

MTLE in Action:

Gamma Cohort

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Fellow Spotlight:

Jeri Barak-Cunningham

Jeri Barak-Cunningham (Alpha Cohort), Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, uses an activity she calls “memo to the instructor” to get her students’ thoughts about her class and what they are getting from the course.

Learn more about Jeri