Programs and Services

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CEI offers several ongoing opportunities for instructors, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows to enhance teaching and learning:

Advanced Pedagogy Seminars for Future Faculty

Topics include: research on how adults learn; paradigm shifts in higher education pedagogy; evidenced-based practices; designing instruction (lesson and course development); creating an inclusive learning environment; using instructional tools and resources; and integrating active and collaborative learning into course design and implementation. Learn more about advanced pedagogy seminars.

Celebration of Teaching

UCI honors some of its outstanding instructors at the annual Celebration of Teaching.  Founded in 1992, to date over 300 professors, lecturers, and TAs have been recognized by their colleagues and students for exemplary teaching. Learn more.

Certificate in Teaching Excellence

The Center for Engaged Instruction offers a Certificate in Teaching Excellence Program (CTEP). The purpose of the Program is to provide extended pedagogical training and experience for UCI graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Learn more.

Colloquia & Institutes 

Throughout the year the CEI offers pedagogically-related colloquia, and multi-day, topic- specific institutes. Workshop topics have included Creating an Inclusive Classroom, Best Practices for Hybrid & Online Learning, and Active & Collaborative Learning, to name a few.  Departments and Schools can also request tailor-made workshops on topics of their choosing.  For a list of upcoming workshops and Colloquia, please click here.  To R.S.V.P., please contact the CEI at

Consultations (Teaching)

A mainstay of the CEI, teaching consultation is available to all faculty, lecturers, and TAs at UCI.  Instructors at all levels and with a wide range of teaching evaluations come for consultation, and for a variety of reasons. Consultations are free and confidential. Learn more.

Digital Teaching & Learning Consultation

Are you considering adding clickers to your classroom? Are you wondering how you might use Canvas to make grading more efficient? Are you hoping to move some lecture content to video, but don’t want to waste hours researching tools and software online?  Email us at

Hybrid & Online Teaching

It is increasingly common for faculty and departments to be interested in how to use online tools to improve student learning, either through adding resources to a face-to-face class or converting a class to a hybrid or online format. Learn about UCI’s Hybrid Course Initiative. Contact us to learn more:

Learning Communities (LCs)

Learning Communities are groups of faculty, staff, and/or students from across disciplines who work together in groups of 6-15 to engage in active, collaborative, year-long study of how best to enhance teaching and learning within their academic contexts. CEI supports such groups – learn more.

Media Services for Undergraduate Education

UCI Media Services can provide several forms of video and media production. Please see UCI Media Services for more information about use in undergraduate education.

New Faculty Teaching Academy 

Each year in early September, new appointees, regardless of experience level, are invited to a participate in a series of workshops on teaching at UCI. Designed to be highly practical, participants learn skills from course design to classroom technology use. Participants receive a Certificate of Participation that can be added to their tenure and promotion files. Open to all new faculty hires, including professorial, LPSOE, & LSOE ranks. Learn more.

Pedagogical Fellowship (PF) Program

Graduate students who are interested in advanced pedagogy and mentoring other graduate students can apply each Summer-Fall for the Pedagogical Fellowship Program. The PF Program is a highly regarded “preparing future faculty” program; selection is competitive, based on a record of excellent teaching, promising scholarship, and service to the University, department, and the disciplines’ professional community. Learn more.

Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program (TAPDP) & International TA Training (ITAT)

Our “TAP DAP” program is a university-wide effort to train all new graduate teaching assistants in the basics of best practices for teaching and learning in their discipline. Learn more.


Every quarter the CEI offers a number of workshops on a wide variety of teaching-related topics. ( Many of these workshops also meet part of the requirements for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence.)  The CEI will also create a tailor-made workshop for a particular department, School, or instructional group.  Contact the CEI to request a workshop (

Current Workshops