The Coulter Faculty Commons (CFC) for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, located in the Hunter Library, at Western
Carolina University serves full and part-time faculty in all areas of teaching & learning.
The CFC strives to aid our faculty members through the promotion of an established
blend of pedagogy, technology, and research.
We support success in the classroom and continuing professional development with activities,
resources, and consultations.
We want Western Carolina University faculty to know they are a part of an academic
community where there are continuous open discussions and support for teaching and
learning activities. Learn More About the CFC
Resources for Faculty
Teaching and Learning
The Coulter Faculty Commons Educational Development team assist faculty with all aspects
of teaching. Consultation topics include, but are not limited to, course analysis,
rubrics, syllabus and schedule construction, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
projects, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and hybrid course design. Consultations may also cover work-life balance and other
issues related to faculty support. Explore the Resources
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is an important and integrated part of the identity of the Coulter Faculty Commons.
Many of the faculty at Western Carolina focus their research efforts directly on making
the learning experience more meaningful for students and the CFC supports these efforts.
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The Coulter Faculty Commons Educational Technology team provide support and assistance
with many forms of classroom technology tools, digital media, and online learning
techniques. With the ever-changing world of technology, it is often very difficult
to maintain proficiency across all platforms. The CFC Ed Tech team is here to help
instructors deal with the changing technology and help them to utilize the right tools
to create engaging and inspiring courses. See how we can Help
Blackboard 9.1 is the Learning Management System (LMS) software application utilized
at Western Carolina University to provide online coursework. Blackboard enhances the
quality of online and face-to-face instruction and is used to monitor, document, and
manage online and classroom events and assignments. Blackboard provides a reliable
means to engage students in an online environment and can greatly improve the educational
experience of both students and instructors. Discover More About Blackboard
The Coulter Faculty Commons, in collaboration with the Office of Research Administration,
recognizes that the faculty of Western Carolina University engage in multiple forms
of scholarship. The CFC research division can assist faculty, staff, and graduate
teaching assistants with research design and research methods for publications, grant
proposals, dissertations, theses, and other projects. This support is provided through
consultations and scholarship tools and resources.
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Faculty Tools and Resources
The Coulter Faculty Commons takes pride in being a one-stop shop for faculty here
at Western Carolina University. We have gathered information and links that are useful
on our Support and Resources page, geared towards all of our faculty's pedagogical
and technological needs. The information is continually updated, so make sure you
keep checking back to see what's new. All Tools and Resources