Current News

September 11, 2020 - Faculty Excellence Grant Proposals

Announcing that CFE is accepting proposals for Round 2 for AY 2020-2021 funds. Proposals are due from the Deans by November 6, 2020

Learn more about the proposal guidelines and process

August 12, 2020 - Updates to Classroom Lecture Technology

This summer, theInstructional Technology Support teamfocused on preparing all centrally managed classrooms to support the ability to broadcast live lectures from the classroom as well as reliably support lecture capture using TechSmith.  See frequently asked questions about the classroom updates.

July 24, 2020 - Guidance for Faculty around COVID-19 Procedures

As an additional mitigation effort against the spread of COVID-19, the Montana Commissioner of Higher Education has adopted the recommendation of the MUS Healthy Fall Task Force requiring face coverings on all the campuses of the Montana University System. The Center has put together guidance for faculty around these procedures. Learn more about this guidance.

May 18, 2020 - Announcing the 2020-2021 Faculty Excellence Grant Awardees for Round 1

The Center for Faculty Excellence is announces 21 faculty members who have been awarded Round 1 Faculty Excellence Grants for 2020/2021. 

May 13, 2020 - Attend A Virtual Conference to Enhance Your Online and Blended Teaching Practices

The Center for Faculty Excellence is offering an opportunity through a purchased unlimited group rate to attend the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) fully virtual 2020 Innovate Conference from June 15-26. Submit an application today

May 1, 2020 - Announcing Instructional Innovation Grant Awardees

The Center for Faculty Excellence is announces six faculty members and a postdoctoral associate who have been awarded Instructional Innovation Grants for 2020/2021.

April 15, 2020 - Your Course Evaluations

Email from Dean Adams, Center Director, about the upcoming course evaluations. Read the 4-15-2020 email

January 17, 2020 - Call for Proposals for Instructional Innovation Grants

The Center for Faculty Excellence is now welcoming proposals for the Instructional Innovation Grants Program, 2020-2021.

Deadline: Tuesday February 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Learn more about the IIGs

January 16, 2020 - Proposals for Online Program Development

MSU is seeking proposals to convert academic credit bearing certificates or degree programs to an online or blended delivery format.

Deadline: February 28, 2020

Learn about how to submit a proposal

January 9, 2020 - Congratulations to the 2020 Spring Convocation awardees

CFE want to congratulate the spring convocation awardees for advising, teaching innovation, excellence in service learning, and excellence in teaching.

Learn more about these awardees

January 8, 2020 - Apply now for mini-grant to attend the National Conference on Distance Education

CFE is accepting applications from tenure and non-tenure track faculty to learn about innovations taking place in distance education at the Online Learning Consortium’s 2020 Innovate conference from March 31st to April 3rd in Chicago, IL.

Deadline: February 18, 2020

Learn more about how to apply for the OLC conference

August 23, 2019 - NCUR Faculty Engagement

With NCUR 2020 coming up in Spring, it's time to start thinking about how we can involve the whole MSU community.  The NCUR Faculty Engagement Committee encourages you to use your classroom this Fall to help raise student interest and awareness of the event.

Learn more about this committee and incorporating something into your syllabus

August 5, 2019 - Dean Adams selected as director of MSU’s Center for Faculty Excellence

The Center supports the professional development of faculty across all career stages.


May 30, 2019 - Short Faculty Research Videos

Looking for a collaborator or to learn more about your colleagues research? View ~10 min videos that describe faculty research programs from the 2018 Freshman Research Symposium put on by the Honors College.

Watch the videos now

April 29, 2019 - 2019 End-of-Year Celebration

Over 60 faculty members and staff joined us for the 2019 End-of-Year Celebration. In 2018-2019 the Center held over 100 workshops in teaching, research, and service with over 1,500 attendees.

At the celebration we recognized the accomplishment of faculty who participated in Center activities over the year.


MAY 1 Successful Outcomes of Faculty Excellence Grants published
The positive outcomes of Faculty Excellence Grants on faculty careers published in prestigious Journal of Faculty Development. Read the abstract of the Faculty Excellence Grants article.


AUGUST 2 MSU’s success training new female faculty in grant writing featured in national publication
A Montana State University program that trained female faculty to find success in winning research grants was highlighted in the prestigious journal BioScience. Read the MSU news story on the grant-writing bootcamp.


NOVEMBER 11 MSU TEAL Classrooms featured in FOX news story. Click here to watch the FOX news segment.

NOVEMBER 3 - MSU wins award for use of innovative active-learning classrooms