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CELT programs are designed to advance a culture of learner-centered, reflective teaching and leadership rooted in evidence and equity.  In these multi-day programs, instructors engage with a community of peers across disciplines to discover new approaches to teaching and learning.  

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While all of our programs fully integrate diversity, equity, inclusion and justice principles and practices, these programs  specifically focus on these principles.

  • Equity & Inclusion Fellows Program: Reflect upon ways to integrate equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist practices into your teaching. (Spring, ~10 meetings) 
  • Pedagogical Partnership Program: Partner with a student for a semester to create innovative strategies for enhancing student engagement, increasing equity, and improving learning outcomes.
  • Teaching for Racial Equity Faculty Learning Community: Come together to share innovative practices and explore new concepts related to antiracist teaching, discuss ways to integrate these practices into their courses, and receive feedback on current challenges. (Monthly)
  • Bridge program: Explore how historical legacies of racist policy and practice manifest in higher education today.
Faculty Fellows programs meet regularly over a semester or year to collaboratively explore the research on teaching and learning, problem solve pedagogical issues, and find solutions to challenges in the classroom. The communities engage in reflection and discussion through regular meetings and asynchronous work.  
  • CELT Faculty Fellows Engage in reflective conversations about teaching & learning, share best practices, and observe peers’ classrooms. (Fall, ~10 meetings) 
  • Equity & Inclusion Fellows Program Reflect upon ways to integrate equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist practices into your teaching. (Spring, ~10 meetings) 
  • SELECT Fellows Explore social-emotional learning, equity, civic engagement, and contemplative practices to foster well-being, emotional agility, and cognitive flexibility in the classroom. (Year-long, ~10 meetings) 
  • Advanced CELT Scholars Take a deeper dive into active and authentic teaching approaches with a focus on authentic learning for those who completed the CELT Faculty Fellows or Equity and Inclusion Fellows programs. (Year-long, ~ 11 meetings)
These multi-day institutes provide an opportunity for faculty to spend structured and concentrated time with colleagues designing or revising a course.  Through interactive discussions, readings, and model activities, faculty gain foundational skills and strategies to foster a classroom environment that enhances learning for all students.  
When students and faculty work in partnership to improve the teaching and learning experience, the traditional power dynamics in the classroom are unsettled. Faculty gain an opportunity to more deeply understand the student perspective, and students have the opportunity to be active participants in course design and revision.  

Interdisciplinary, participant-directed groups meet in Learning Communities over the course of a year to collaboratively delve into a topic by drawing on relevant literature, researching practices at other universities, and engaging with local experts.  Click here for more on current learning communities. 

As faculty navigate their academic career over time, they will draw on skills in leadership, management, networking, writing, and mentoring - all while balancing their personal life. CELT's career development programs support faculty at different stages of their career as they continue to develop these critically important and transferrable skills. 
  • Academic Leadership Development Program: Gain tools and skills to navigate the diverse issues that arise with academic leadership positions. 
  • Mutual Mentoring Program (AS&E): Join a community of fellow faculty of color in the schools of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering that recognizes their contributions and unique challenges. 
  • Writer's Group for Early Career Faculty: Practice disciplined writing practices during a scheduled and protected writing time. 
  • Bridge Program: Historical Racism in Higher Education: Explore how historical legacies of racist policy and practice manifest and impact inequities in higher education today. (Serves as an optional bridge foundation for E&I Fellows) 
  • Tufts Springboard Funding: This intramural grant program sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) offers Tier 3 funding of up to $15,000 to support a range of research, scholarly, and/or pedagogical activities. 
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity: A national organization that supports faculty through mentoring, writing support, webinars and more!
  • Mentoring Squares Program: The Mentoring Squares Program, sponsored by the Office for the Vice Provost for Faculty (OVPF) and The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), is designed to build a mentoring structure and system of support specifically for non-tenure-track faculty.


In addition to longer running programs, CELT offers events focused on timely topics and university-wide priorities.  These include single session workshops and roundtables, book groups,  invited Speakers and annual events including our fall ALD Alumni Symposium, December Teaching Symposium and Spring Annual Teaching Conference.  See our Events Page for upcoming dates & times.