About our Office
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is the arm of the Academic Development Office (ADO) which ensures the promotion and reinforcement of student-centered teaching and learning as an integral part of the university’s educational brand. It is the mission of CTL to streamline the university’s culture of teaching and service through year-round in-house lectures, seminars and workshops on various aspects of instruction and learning. The types and topics of training are usually determined by the results of student evaluation of faculty as well as faculty survey of teacher needs from the 1st semester of the school year. When there are emerging trends in education which are considered relevant to higher education, CTL arranges training on these topics. There are also occasions when the Center for Higher Education (CHED) would issue memoranda on topics which need to be integrated into the curriculum and training sessions are provided for these.
Digital Literacy, Effective Communication, Critical Thinking – Student-Centered Learning Program
The DLECCT-SCL (Digital Literacy, Effective Communication, Critical Thinking – Student-Centered Learning) Program is the flagship teacher engagement program of FEU. It introduces the FEU teacher to the teaching philosophy, preferred teaching methodologies, and the FEU teaching culture. It is a required program for anyone teaching General Education at FEU. The program runs for either a summer and half a semester (21.6 units), two half semesters (24 units), or a whole semester (24 units). A faculty member who successfully completes the DLECCT-SCL program will get DLECCT-SCL certification which can be indicated in the faculty’s curriculum vitae and which gives the faculty eligibility to teach general education subjects at FEU.
Duties and Responsibilities of Faculty Participating in the DLECCT-SCL Program
- Inform the faculty about the purpose and content of the DLECCT-SCL Program, the expectations of the faculty, and the conditions by which certification for successful completion will be granted;
- Provide the faculty with proper training facilities, venue, and program;
- Remunerate participation in the DLECCT-SCL as a teaching load, based on the assigned rank and rate and on the standard unit assignment for the DLECCT-SCL program;
Duties and Responsibilities of the Faculty Participating in the DLECCT-SCL Program:
- Attend the DLECCT-SCL program regularly and diligently;
- Abide by the specific rules of the program relating to participation, presence, punctuality, preparation for the program, and submission of requirements;
- Give equal attention to teaching and training in semesters where participation in DLECCT-SCL is assigned alongside a teaching assignment;
- Return of service of 54 units of teaching (paid) to be completed within a 24-month period after completion of the DLECCT-SCL program. Failure to comply shall create an obligation to reimburse FEU the amount equivalent to the individual cost of the training program.
Most recently, the Center of Teaching and Learning conducted the following workshops:
1. Curriculum Mapping
The office spearheaded a university-wide curriculum mapping exercise which enabled all programs to evaluate and update their program expected learning outcomes (PELO) and course expected learning outcomes (CELO). In these sessions, faculty were briefed on Far Eastern University’s learning outcomes (FEULO) and oriented on revising and writing program expected learning outcomes (PELO) and course expected learning outcomes (CELO).
2. Assessment Workshop
The curriculum mapping sessions were followed up with a workshop on assessments, which emphasized alignment of objectives and amount of instruction time with assessment design and coverage. It also focused on the use of the table of specifications as a guide for teachers in designing assessments.
3. Faculty Training for Online Instruction and Assessment
With the spread of CoVid-19 and the nation’s shift to virtual learning, CTL facilitated faculty trainings on setting up the online classroom and on the three modes of instruction offered to students for SY 2020: Total Analog (TAL), Asynchronous Online (AOL), and Mixed Online (MOL), a blend of synchronous and asynchronous. A separate workshop on designing online assessments was also included. This marked the first time that CTL conducted faculty-wide seminars via webinar.
4. Gender Sensitivity Workshop
CTL conducted a seminar for select teachers and staff on the implications of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) bill. Discussions ranged from the jargon of LGBTQ to how to implement political correctness in an educational set-up.
There are three main faculty awards: E-Faculty Awards, given to the faculty who exemplified empathy, excellence, and e-learning during the shift to online classes during the pandemic, the Ten Most Outstanding Faculty of the Year (TOFY) given to faculty who garnered an overall grade evaluation of 4.5 and above, and the Canvas Champions given to faculty who exhibited superior use of Canvas, FEU’s primary Learning Management System.
E-Faculty Awardees (S.Y. 2019-2020)
Awardees of the e-faculty awards have also garnered more than one nomination from students, with the reasons stated reflecting the empathy, excellence and e-learning demonstrated by the teachers during the quarantine.
Ten Most Outstanding Faculty of the Year (TOFY)
The recipients of this award have an overall evaluation grade of 4.5 and above, with no grade lower than 4.3 in any of the courses handled, based on the faculty evaluation from the First Semester of the previous year.
Now, more than ever, we recognize the pivotal role of the online platform in our classrooms. FEU has always geared itself for future-ready learning and since 2017, the school has used CANVAS as a learning management system in empowering teachers and in engaging students. CANVAS streamlines all digital tools and content, allowing a simpler, more efficient, and more connected teaching-learning experience for teachers and students. It serves as a platform for the development of Digital Literacy, Effective Communication and Critical Thinking skills, and in creating lifelong learners among students. CANVAS Champions are Faculty Members and Institutes who make effective use of CANVAS individually and as a unit.
Individual CANVAS winners should be regular faculty members (RFT) or lecturer full time (LFT).
To be a Canvas champion, faculty members’ canvas activities should meet the following criteria:
- Most student interaction;
- Most files uploaded;
- All features should have been maximized: quizzes, assignments, discussions, collaborations, and conferences;
- Use of mastery path/adaptive learning;
- Use of Canvas to communicate with students regarding academic matters.
In addition to all the aforementioned criteria, Attendance for the 1st and 2nd semester is considered, as well as the student evaluation of faculty, with at least an average of 4.3 per subject and bear no negative feedback regarding the use of CANVAS.