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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

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Peer-to-Peer AI Seminars

Modeled on the successful Peer-to-Peer Program the CAT facilitated in 2020, this initiative invites instructors to participate in one of 17 peer-led AI Seminars that will run throughout the summer and early fall.

Check back later for upcoming events in this category.
All CAT Events

Teaching @WFU: A CAT Blog

  • Faculty Survey of Student Engagement
    On Tuesday, April 2nd, all Wake Forest instructors received an email from researchers working on the “National Survey of Student Engagement” (aka NSSE), inviting them to complete a *Faculty* survey of student engagement. In this post, the CAT’s Director of Research, Karen Singer-Freeman, explains what the FSSE is, how […]
  • What is the NSSE? Director of Research Explains
    What is the NSSE? Introduced in 2000 by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) measures the extent to which students engage in educational practices associated with high levels of learning and personal development. This survey, administered to first-year students and seniors, is […]
  • Exploring Title IX: Reporting, Investigations, and Trust
    Guest post by Aishah Casseus, J.D. | Executive Director & Title IX Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity Hello, I am Aishah Casseus, Executive Director of OIE & Title IX Coordinator. I have worked in Title IX for over seven years. In my experience, one of the biggest challenges campuses face as […]

We recently dropped two new blog posts written by our Director of Research Dr. Karen Singer-Freeman, one focusing on the NSSE and the other on exploring the FSSE (posted just last week)! You can find them both at

Thanks for reading! 📝
Are you curious about how Wake Forest students view AI? Please consider giving your students time in class to take our AI survey (an average 5-7 mins to complete)!

We will be sharing the results at our AI Institute 2.0 for faculty and staff on May 14th and 15th ( to register) as well as on our website. 

Students who complete the survey can enter to win a $150 WFU swag bag! 🖤 💛 

Keep your eyes open for the faculty survey coming soon 📝
Just dropped! 📣 new blog post by guest writer Aishah Casseus, Executive Director of OIE & Title IX Coordinator. 

This is a quick read, with a link to a series of informational video interviews featuring conversations exploring Title IX with Aishah and CAT Executive Director @betsybarre. 

Read the blog post with this link: 

Or go straight to the video series here:
We can't believe we've got another semester almost in the books! 📚 Before we take time to reflect and recharge over the winter holidays, please consider sending a note of thanks to a colleague to let them know they are making a difference! 

Your note will be sent to the colleague you are thanking at the end of the semester. Please submit your notes of gratitude by December 17. 🖤 💛 ✉️
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!