The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) 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.
Goals and Objectives
GOAL 1: ADVANCE TEACHING*
Prepare educators to teach in ways that align with the university’s educational mission.
- Objective 1.1: Serve educators from all demographics
- Objective 1.2: Increase knowledge of teaching and learning
- Objective 1.3: Increase motivation to improve teaching
- Objective 1.4: Increase pedagogical experimentation
- Objective 1.5: Increase reflective growth as teachers
*Teaching refers to all activities (inside and outside of the classroom) that support student learning through the creation of learning experiences
GOAL 2: CULTIVATE SYSTEMS
Facilitate structural support for teaching.
- Objective 2.1: Contribute to improvement of curricula and assessments
- Objective 2.2: Facilitate evaluation of educational structures and policies
- Objective 2.3: Foster culture of reflective teaching
GOAL 3: CONTRIBUTE KNOWLEDGE
Contribute to national conversations about higher education.
- Objective 3.1: Develop faculty capacity to contribute to national conversations
- Objective 3.2: Increase faculty participation in scholarship of teaching and learning
- Objective 3.3: Raise the teaching profile of Wake Forest University
Participants in CAT programs will….
- Develop relationships that enhance teaching
- Increase knowledge
- Feel motivation to improve teaching
- Design high-quality courses
- Use feedback to inform teaching
- Integrate knowledge with practice
- Experience reflective growth
- Consider content in the institutional context
- Advance scholarly skills and output