UMSL Certificate in University Teaching

Whether you plan to have career in academia, industry, business, education, public service, or the health professions, UMSL's graduate Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) will be of value to you. This program, jointly sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Graduate School, is open to all UMSL graduate students - both Master's and PhD candidates - and faculty and graduate students from other campuses. 

This year, we have tried to streamline the process, so the CUT program looks different from prior years. Current CUT participants will be able to complete the original program they started (with numbered units). If you have any questions about CUT, contact Jennifer McKanry or visit the CUT webpage for more information.


ACUE Lunch and Learn Series

Open to All Members of Our Teaching Community

Almost 50 faculty at UMSL were selected to participate in ACUE's "Effective Online Teaching Practices" year-long program that wrapped up in April 2021. Faculty participants from last year's program will host monthly Lunch and Learn meetings in 2021-2022 to share what they found to be successful in their courses. These monthly meetings are open to all UMSL faculty, staff, and graduate students to learn more about the innovative work of our colleagues.

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) "Effective Online Teaching Practices" program provided faculty with an opportunity to learn evidenced-based teaching strategies, apply, and reflect on what they have learned. We have been featuring faculty from the program who employ practices from the program in our CTL newsletters over this past year. Please check out past issues to learn from the creativity of your colleagues.

You will have the opportunity to continue to learn from and with your colleagues through a virtual Lunch and Learn Series where ACUE credentialed faculty will share strategies that have been successful in their courses and then host discussions about how you can employ those strategies in your own context. All members of the UMSL community (faculty, staff, graduate students) are welcome to attend.

Event Details: 

  • Date of the first Lunch and Learn: September 17th, 12:00 - 12:50 PM
  • Presenters: Erin Whitteck (CTL and Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Maureen Quigley (Art & Design) 
  • Topic: Accountability Groups with Students and Faculty 
  • Location: Virtual (see Registration below) 

If you have any questions please reach out to CTL Assistant Director Erin Whitteck ( 

Register for the Fall ACUE Lunch and Learn Series


Part-Time Faculty Teaching Circle

The Part-time Faculty Teaching Circle is an opportunity for part-time faculty to engage with other part-time faculty and tackle those challenging teaching questions pertinent to this group. Our goal is to build a supportive community to help connect you to the campus and campus resources. Topics are selected by our Advisory Group made up of members of the community such as yourself.  The Advisory Group meets twice a year to review the success of the previous semester's sessions and set the agenda for the upcoming semester. Interested in joining the Advisory group, email Jen McKanry  The agenda of sessions are set at the start of each semester. See current schedule and register.


University of Missouri System Teaching Scholars (UMTS)

The University of Missouri System Teaching Scholars Program (UMTS) is designed to support and recognize the contributions of new-to-UM faculty members to student academic success. Focused on fostering a commitment to excellent teaching, this unique program provides participants with an opportunity to their network across their home institution and across the four UM universities and prepares faculty to engage with their teaching in new, creative ways. Learn more on the UM System website.