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Teaching and Learning for New Faculty Certificate Program

The Fall 2023 Session of this program has been cancelled.

The Teaching and Learning for New Faculty Certificate Program is intended to assist faculty in planning a well-articulated, systematized path for their professional development. The Certificate for New Faculty provides evidence that faculty have attained a basic set of essential skills and knowledge needed for teaching at SUNY.

Participants must complete a series of three courses which contain various learning activities delivered in an online, asynchronous format using the SUNY CPD learning management system. See details of delivery and activities within each course description. Each course will require approximately 1 - 3 hours of “outside” course work. Participants should have taught in a formal learning/training environment or plan to do so in the near future.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Junior Faculty
  • Graduate Assistants
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Adjuncts / PT Faculty
  • Instructional Designers and Support Staff
  • Librarians

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize learning theory in the design and delivery of their courses
  • Employ foundational learning teaching strategies that are supported by research and that promote active learning
  • Effectively and efficiently evaluate student performance
  • Create a safe and effective learning environment
  • Utilize reflective techniques as a teaching practitioner
  • Uphold and promote the academic policies of a participant's individual campus and the SUNY System
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication techniques in interactions with students

Program Completion Requirements:

  • Completion of all three courses is required to earn the Teaching & Learning Certificate for New Faculty.
  • The final requirement, in addition to completing at least three courses, is the submission of a link to an e-portfolio summarizing and reflecting on your work in the program in the courses you took. 
  • Please see the Completion Requirements tab for more detailed information.

Contact Us

For questions, please contact:
Chris Price, Academic Program Manager at or Jennifer Snyder, Program Coordinator at     

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East Syracuse, NY 13057

P: (315) 214 2440

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