Current News

May 3, 2022 - Celebration of Faculty Achievement

Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty during this difficult year. We are grateful to be able to continue to extend Faculty Excellence and Instructional Innovation grants even in these unprecedented times and help recognize faculty accomplishments at Spring Convocation. 

See the agenda here…

May 3, 2021 - Follow-up from the Celebration of Faculty Achievement

80 people joined us to celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty during this difficult year. In 2020-2021, CFE held 72 workshops with more to come in May and June and had 1,600 attendees, about average for us in non-pandemic years. We were grateful to be able to continue to extend Faculty Excellence and Instructional Innovation grants even in these unprecedented times and help recognize faculty accomplishments at Spring Convocation. We had 19 new members, four faculty that earned the Early Career Success certificate and 15 faculty who earned the Teaching Enhancement certificate.

See the entire list here…

February 23, 2021 - Instructional Innovation Grants

Due Date for proposals - by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021

These grants are available to tenure track and non-tenure track faculty employed at Montana State University Bozeman.  They are intended to give faculty funding to create and develop new methods to improve their teaching and student learning with the goal of increasing student success. Learn more about the grants here

February 17, 2021 -  List of MSU Summer research opportunities for undergraduates.

Please share with colleagues and students at other institutions, especially those serving underrepresented communities, and post on your social media feeds. These opportunities are essential for students exploring the possibility of graduate studies. Learn more about these REUs

December 4, 2020 - Announcing the 2020-2021 Faculty Excellence Grant Awardees for Round 2

The Center for Faculty Excellence is announces 14 faculty members who have been awarded Round 2 Faculty Excellence Grants for 2020/2021. 

November 6, 2020 - Teaching Tips added to the CFE newsletter

Short articles with practical teaching tips based on developments that arise from teaching during the pandemic. 

View the tips

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.

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