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New Faculty Programs and Resources

Every year we offer and promote educational development opportunities for new instructors in part funded by an endowment by the John P. Ellbogen Foundation. 

New Faculty Learning Community: 2021-22

Meet other new faculty from a variety of disciplines, discuss best practices in teaching and learning, share resources and attend social events. Past participants have found these learning communities valuable for improving their teaching practices as well as creating community with others. This fall participants will meet in small groups at regularly scheduled times. We will discuss readings from the books provided in the new faculty book bags, have guest speakers on topics in teaching and learning and more. Participants who attend five of the six scheduled meetings will be eligible for a small stipend. In the spring, those who are interested will be placed in small groups to participate in self-directed peer mentoring communities.



Participants will be assigned to one of the following cohorts based on your selection below. If both dates and times work for you, select both options when you register and we will assign you to one of the groups. You can choose to attend in person or via Zoom.


Group 1: Tuesdays from 12:00-1:30 pm; Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Dec. 7

Group 2: Fridays from 12:00-1:30 pm; Sept. 3, Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 29, Nov. 12, Dec. 10


How to Sign Up

We are no longer accepting applications for this learning community. We appreciate your interest.  



If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Janel Seeley at


New Faculty Book Bags

The ECTL has an endowment from the Ellbogen Foundation for new faculty book bags that we hand out at new faculty orientation. In addition to the book bags and some awesome swag, we including books on teaching and learning. This year’s books are:

How Learning Works


"As you read about each of the seven basic learning principles in this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learning theory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching, and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in applying the science of learning to college teaching, and they graciously share it with you in this organized and readable book." 

—From the Foreword by Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; coauthor, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction; and author, Multimedia Learning



Radical Hope


In 2021 the Ellbogen Center for Teaching & Learning celebrates its 30th anniversary! We kicked off with Radical Hope: hope that 2021 is radically less challenging than 2020. More specifically we want to create a dialogue based on the book, Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto by Kevin Gannon. Kevin will be the keynote speaker at our Fall Teaching & Learning Symposium taking place September 20-21, 2021.

This book addresses engaging students in the classroom with a particular focus on how attention to diversity, equity and inclusion can contribute to effective pedagogy. As COVID-19 forces us to reconsider long-entrenched teaching paradigms, and nationwide protests against systemic racism drive us to seek justice in how we serve our students, the principles Gannon lays out in his manifesto can play a big role in guiding us to these objectives. (LeHew, 2020)

Teaching Tips

A compilation of teaching tips and messages from contributors across the country.

2019-20 Teaching Messages Collection

2018-2019 Teaching Issues Writing Consortium Teaching Tips

Additional Resources

The ECTL has a wealth of resources that promote “best-practice” pedagogies in support of the active pursuit of teaching and learning excellence. We encourage all instructors to browse our website for more information about the ECTL and the resources we make available to UW’s teaching community.


Contact Us

Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

1000 E. University, Dept. 3334

Coe Library 510

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-4847


The John P. "Jack" Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Wyoming.

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