Center for Faculty Excellence

Mission and Vision Statements

Mission

The Center for Faculty Excellence develops and provides experiences, opportunities, and resources that support the growth of faculty in achieving excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, and service.  The Center supports all MSU faculty, across all career stages.  Guided by faculty interests and goals, and the values of innovation, collaboration, and partnerships, it is a place where people connect to share knowledge and skills that support each other’s growth.

Vision

Supported by Center for Faculty Excellence’s programs and resources, MSU’s faculty are empowered to advance the human prospect by addressing the world’s greatest challenges.  In doing so, the faculty are globally recognized for excellence in the education of students, creation of knowledge and art, and service to communities.

How We Carry Out Our Work

The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) develops and provides experiences, opportunities, and resources that support the growth of faculty across all career stages in achieving excellence in teaching, including academic advising, research/scholarship, and service. 

Guided by faculty interests and goals, and the values of innovation, collaboration, and partnerships, it is a place where people connect to share knowledge and skills that support each other’s growth. We 

  • Offer workshops, seminars, discussion groups, mentoring opportunities, and grants to support professional development.
  • Facilitate relationships and connections among faculty.
  • Strive to make activities interactive, inclusive, authentic, holistic, and supportive.
  • Continually assess needs and interests of faculty.
  • Organize Faculty Learning Communities on topics such as online teaching, writing groups, integrated learning, and active learning.
  • Offer two grant opportunities per academic year for faculty:
    • Instructional Innovation Grants and
    • Faculty Excellence Grants. 
  • Recognize faculty through the Instructional Innovation, President’s Excellence in Teaching, Advising, and Service Learning Awards.