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Coulter Faculty Commons

Welcome New Faculty

New Faculty Orientation 2022 will be held August 1 - 12 in a hybrid/blended format.  The online, asynchronous portion opens on August 1 in Canvas, WCU's Learning Management System. You will receive an email notifying you that you have been enrolled in the course. The in-person portion occurs on the Cullowhee campus on August 11 & 12. Join us for food, comraderie, and important information as you start your career at WCU. For more information, see NFO 2022!


The Coulter Faculty Commons (CFC) is a comprehensive Teaching and Learning center.  We partner with faculty, departments and programs in course design, evidence-based instructional approaches, assessment, curriculum mapping, new instructional methodologies, research and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.   We also provide consultations for using educational technology to support student engagement and success. 

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The Coulter Faculty Commons Team works to create an environment where faculty can come together in the spirit of creativity, collaboration, and community, where becoming an even better teacher or mentor is the most significant and recognized achievement that any faculty member can seek and where students have superior learning opportunities and experiences.

We partner with all instructors, full-time contract, tenure-track, tenured, part-time, and graduate teaching assistants, to create significant, inclusive learning experiences for our students.  Facilitating student learning and success is at the core of our expertise.  We frequently post news about upcoming events, pedagogical best practices, current issues in teaching, and other topics in our blog.

We provide consultations on:

  • course design – all modalities
  • curriculum mapping
  • improvement in teaching methods
  • classroom management and engagement
  • assessment
  • media development to support learning
  • Teaching Analysis Polls at med-semester
  • survey design and methodology
  • data analysis methods
  • research design
  • and many more

Use our Consultations page to book a consultation with any of us.

We invite you to explore our resources and programming. 
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