Sign up for spring 2024 Foundations in College Teaching program

UPDATE: Capacity has been reached for the Fall 2023 Certificate of Foundations in College Teaching Program, but please complete this form to be added to the waitlist, which will also have first priority for the Spring 2024 offering.

The four-week Fall 2023 online session of the Certificate of Foundations in College Teaching runs Monday, Oct 16, through Friday, Nov 10., and is open to all Purdue West Lafayette faculty/graduate students/postdocs/staff, Purdue Polytechnic Statewide, and Purdue Global faculty/instructors/staff. Register here by Fri., Sept. 29. We can accept the first 80 registrants.

The Certificate of Foundations in College Teaching Program is one of two certificate programs offered by the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE). It provides an overview of evidence-based teaching practices and strategies. There will be no synchronous meetings, but participants are expected to engage with and respond to and engage with others on discussion boards and submit weekly reflections. Participants should plan to devote approximately three hours during each week of the program.

Foundations covers central topics in college teaching and asks participants to reflect on concepts, experiences, and applications at the end of each topic. Core topics include:
1. Making Learning Accessible
2. Assessing Student Learning
3. Creating a Learner-Centered Environment
4. Applying the Science of Teaching and Learning

Questions about the Certificate of Foundations in College Teaching Program may be emailed to Leslie A. Miller at

CIE is part of Innovative Learning, Purdue West Lafayette’s hub approach to connect PWL instructors to the resources they need to engage students, develop courses in any instructional modality, and enhance learning across the University. Other members include Libraries and the School of Information Studies and Purdue University Online. To learn more, visit or email

For questions and support at your campus, contact:

Purdue Fort Wayne: Teaching-related questions should be directed to PFW’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) at, 260-481-6354, or CELT’s website for resources and to request one on one consultations. Technical support questions should be directed to PFW’s IT Services Help Desk or 260-481-6030.

Purdue Northwest: Direct teaching-related questions to the Center for Faculty Excellence at, 219-989-8328, or CFE’s website. Technical support questions should be directed to The Office of Instructional Technology by email or OIT’s website or through their Virtual Help Desk.