Faculty-Driven Design: How a Successful Online Core Teaching Certification Was Developed, Implemented, and Revised Over Time


We developed a teaching certification for higher education faculty to provide participants across North Carolina State University with the pedagogical skills required to excel in their teaching endeavors. The certification has evolved; its current configuration is an online, asynchronous program of study that faculty can complete at their own pace over one year. The Office for Faculty Excellence administers then certification a Faculty Fellow facilitates the certification, providing support and guidance to the participants in multiple modalities. In this article, we discuss how the certificate was developed, administered, and revised over time, and we conclude with takeaways and practical implementation strategies for establishing and coordinating similar programs at other institutions.