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Coulter Faculty Commons

About the CFC

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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 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.

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Services and Resources

Faculty Associate Application

The CFC is seeking a tenured faculty member to serve as the Faculty Associate for Faculty Retention, Success, and the Faculty Activity Database. 

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

Educational Technology

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

Research Support

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

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