Relational. Inclusive. Holistic. Passionate. Reflective. Evidence-Informed.

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching aims to advance passionate, reflective, and evidence-informed teaching. We contribute to Wake Forest’s distinctive mission by encouraging the development of teacher-student relationships that prepare all students to live examined, purposeful lives.

Upcoming Events

  • September 27, 2023 | 3:30pm
    Facilitator: Karen Singer-Freeman, CAT Did you know the CAT offers grant support for the costs associated with projects that are directly related to improvements in teaching? We will fund projects up to $1,000 that focus on teaching improvement or innovation, increasing student success and accessibility, or the scholarship of teaching and …
  • October 3, 2023 | 1:00pm
    ZSR Library
    Are you frustrated with your current grading system and interested in learning about alternative approaches? Let’s dive into Clark & Talbert’s book, Grading for Growth and apply their ideas to our own courses! In this series, we will be both reading and applying the ideas to …
  • October 5, 2023 | 9:30am
    ZSR Library
    Mental health challenges on college campuses were a huge problem before COVID-19, and now they are even more pronounced. Drawing from interviews with students and the scholarship of teaching and learning, this book examines how faculty can—instead of adding to their own significant workloads or duplicating counselors’ …
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Join us this afternoon from 3:30 - 5:00 pm for a special Zoom webinar hosted by our Director of Research, Dr. Karen Singer-Freeman! 

Karen will explain everything you need to know about the grant funding we offer for projects related to improvements in teaching, as well as answer your questions and provide guidance for your submissions. 

Register at to receive the Zoom link. See you there!
Last call for applications! 📣 

We would like to invite faculty from all schools to join the new 2023-2024 Inclusive Teaching Faculty Learning Community. Participants will examine their current classes and plan pedagogical changes that will support equitable outcomes in the spring. Applications are due by end of day today! 

Visit to learn more and apply 🎩
Reminder! If you haven't already registered, please consider joining us for the "Substance Use Among Students" workshop this Wednesday 9/20 in ZSR Classroom 665 from 3:30 - 4:45 pm w/ guest facilitators Peter Rives, George Stoupas, Sharon Woodard, and Abbie Wrights. 

Substance use among college students is associated with many negative outcomes including academic performance and mental health concerns. This interactive session will give you a glimpse into student substance abuse on the WFU campus.

Register at

Join us tomorrow at the happiest place on, not Disney! It's the @wakerspace! 

Come learn about how you might incorporate this incredible campus resource into your class(es). This session includes safety training and a tour, followed by a Q&A and time to create your own take-home ceramic tile coaster!

Register now at

Facilitated by Paul Whitener from 3:30 - 4:45 pm; Building 61A (modular units in the back of Parking Lot Q between Scales & Dogwood/Magnolia.
ICYMI yesterday, new blog post by our ED @betsybarre! Syllabus Week in the Age of AI: Part 1 (of a 4-part series) 👉 

Go for the blog post, stay for the website - it's new! We hope you take a look around while you're there! 

And as always, we're here to help w/ your syllabi or any other questions you may have.