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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 AY 2022-23 (for any pre-tenure faculty interested in learning about best practices in teaching and learning

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 the book How Learning Works (books will be provided), have guest speakers on topics in teaching and learning, and more. Participants who attend four of the five 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.

Please note we are offering the option to attend meetings in-person and online. Our preference would be for participants to attend in-person but understand if this is not possible. 

Registration Deadline: September 2. Participants will be notified of group assignments by September 6. 

In-person - Wednesdays | 3:00-4:30p | September 14, October 5, October 26, November 16, December 7 
Online - Tuesdays | 12:00-1:30p | September 13, October 4, October 25, November 15, December 6

Offered: In-person | Online
Registration: Registration closed for Fall 2022
Questions: 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



The Spark of Learning


"If you want to grab the attention of your students,mobilize their efforts,prolong their persistence, permanently change how they see the world,and maximize the chances that they will retain the material you're teaching them over the long term, then there is no better approach than to target their emotions."

—From the Preface by Sarah Rose Cavenagh

Teaching Tips

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

2020-21 Teaching Messages Collection

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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