The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at Baker College is committed to supporting and promoting effective teaching and learning across the Baker College community. This is accomplished in various ways, such as our role in onboarding and training new faculty through our First Year Faculty Experience (FYFE) Orientation and Quality Teaching and Learning Professional Development, as well as establishing a continuous improvement and growth mindset through our coaching and Faculty Growth and Evaluation Process (FGEP). The CTE also provides faculty with pedagogical support, professional development opportunities, and the necessary information and tools to be successful while teaching in all disciplines and in the various modalities (On-Ground, Online, and OnlineLive) offered at Baker College. The Baker College CTE’s goal is to foster an intellectual community of faculty devoted to improving their teaching practices and increasing student learning.
The Baker College Learning Model is a foundational document that communicates the philosophical approaches and support structures the College adheres to. The Learning Model also provides instructors with details on the Learning Structures that impact students' achievement in the most positive ways. The Learning Model is rooted in research conducted by Chickering and Gamston (2006), and their published work in the American Association of Higher Education on the 7 Principles of Good Practices in Education.