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Teaching and Learning for New Faculty Certificate Program

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The Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty Program is intended to assist faculty in planning a well-articulated, systematized path for their professional development. The Certificate for New Faculty provides evidence that faculty have attained a basic set of essential skills and knowledge needed for teaching at SUNY.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty.
  • Junior faculty.
  • Graduate assistants.
  • Teaching assistants.
  • Adjuncts / PT faculty.
  • Instructional designers and support staff.
  • Librarians.

Learning Outcomes of Program

  • Utilize learning theory in the design and delivery of their courses.
  • Employ foundational learning teaching strategies that are supported by research and that promote active learning.
  • Effectively and efficiently evaluate student performance.
  • Create a safe and effective learning environment.
  • Utilize reflective techniques as a teaching practitioner.
  • Uphold and promote the academic policies of a participant's individual campus and the System.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication techniques in interactions with students.

Program Completion Requirements

  • Completion of all three courses is required to earn the Teaching & Learning Certificate for New Faculty.

Mode of Deliver: Online - Blackboard Learn 9.1

Current Course Offerings

TLNF_Course 1.6: Essential Communication Skills for Teaching

May 22 - July 2, 2017

Instructor: Dr. David Fusani, Erie Community College


TLNF_Course 2.6: Learning Theories and Effective Teaching Practices

August 28 - October 8, 2017

Instructor: Billie Bennett Franchini, Ph.D., University at Albany


TLNF_Course 3.6: Evaluation and Assessment

October 9 - November 19. 2017

Instructor: Karen Case, Ph.D., Clinton Community College


SUNY CPD Membership Points can be used to pay for this program. 

To Register, visit the website

Sponsored by the SUNY Center for Professional Development

Questions?  Contact Chris Price,, 585-395-5025

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Using SUNY CPD Points at SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Center for Professional Development “points” for SUNY Empire State College are managed by the Center for Mentoring, Learning and Academic Innovation.  When SUNY Empire faculty and staff select “CPD points” as the method of payment for an event or a course, use of these points requires approval by CMLAI; points are available on a first come, first served basis.  If the annual points allotted to the college have been exhausted, the individual’s home center/office will be responsible for payment.  Please note that registration confirmation does not validate the use of CPD points; official approvals/denials of the use of points are sent to the individual by CMLAI via email.  Associated travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the individual’s center/office. For more information about CPD points, please visit

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