Teaching Development Courses for External Partners

CEU is proud to have two decades of experience in facilitating teaching development opportunities across the region and globe. In the past, teaching development opportunities have ranged from support for faculty and doctoral students in university classrooms, to teacher developers and academic leaders, to national ministries and quality assurance agencies. These initiatives often take place within the CIVICA and OSUN university alliances, Erasmus+ framework, and bilateral partnerships.

Please see below for courses and workshops in the current academic year, open to external participants. (For eligibility, please see information in parentheses.) For additional information, please contact elkanacenter@ceu.edu.

Teaching Development Courses in the 2022/23 Academic Year

Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education (CEU, CIVICA, and OSUN members)

Online, on Wednesdays from 1:30-4:30 CET from Jan. 11 – March 29, 2023.

This semester-long course (3 US credits, 6 ECTS) provides an introduction to teaching. It combines theory with practice, and is oriented around teaching classes/sessions in a higher education setting. The course is open to doctoral students, early-career faculty, and staff with teaching responsibilities in OSUN and CIVICA higher education institutions. CEU alums may register wihout credit (audit) if space permits. Participants must enroll in both the seminar (YELC 6101) and practicum (YELC 6103).

CIVICA doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows can register on the ESR Course Catalogue.

Other eligible OSUN and CIVICA participants can apply here.

Democratic and Inclusive Teaching and Learning (CEU, CIVICA, and OSUN members)

Online, on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:10 CET, from Jan. 10 – March 28, 2023.

This semester-long course (2 US credits, 4 ECTS) provides participants with a forum for engaging with theories and classroom practices that promote inclusive teaching and democratic classrooms . The course is open to doctoral students who have taken Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education, or early-career faculty and staff with teaching responsibilities who have at least two years of teaching experience. Participants must be from OSUN and CIVICA higher education institutions. CEU alums may register without credit (audit) if space permits. 

CIVICA doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows can register on the ESR Course Catalogue.

Other eligible OSUN and CIVICA participants can apply here.

Learning by Design (CEU, CIVICA and OSUN members)

Online, on Wednesdays from 1:30-4:30 CET from April 5 – June 14, 2023.

This semester-long course (2 US credits, 4 ECTS) is the second, core course for teaching in higher education after Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education. By thinking through the theories and evidence of how students learn, it explores methods and approaches for instructors to facilitate student learning through student-centered teaching, course design, and assessment. The course is open to doctoral students, early-career faculty, and staff with teaching responsibilities in OSUN and CIVICA higher education institutions. CEU alums may register without credit (audit) if space permits. Participants must have previously taken Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education (YELC 6101/6103) or obtain instructor consent.

CIVICA doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows can register on the ESR Course Catalogue.

Other eligible OSUN and CIVICA participants can apply here.

Inclusive Teaching Summer School & Implementation Support  (CEU and BELONG members)

Part I: Funchal, Madeira, July 6-12, 2023
Part II: Modularly, Online, during 2023/24 academic year 

In partnership with colleagues at CEU and members of the BELONG Erasmus+ consortium, the Yehuda Elkana Center is pleased to co-facilitate a course on inclusive teaching.  The first part of the course takes place as an intensive summer school in Madeira. This is followed by online follow-up and support in modular format during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Participants must be doctoral students, faculty, or other staff with teaching responsibilities at Central European University, Comenius University in Bratislava, Masaryk University, Nottingham Trent University and University of Madeira). For the participants from project partner institutions, the course is funded from the Erasmus+ grant, which provides travel support and an individual grant for attending the summer school part in Madeira.

For more details and description of the application process please see the Call for Applications. Application deadline: 12 December 2022

Summer University: Professional Development in University Teaching and Learning (No institutional restriction. See below for eligibility details)

June 26-30, 2023 in Budapest 

This course aims to help universities of the OSUN network and beyond conceptualize and design their own, in-house professional development and other initiatives that improve teaching and learning (across the disciplines) and bring the quality of their education to high international standards. It is designed for representatives of universities where educational development is an emerging area of practice and therefore there is a need for peers who could design, implement and evaluate professional development initiatives in teaching and learning. 

The course intends to bring together two larger groups of university staff: teachers and (current or future) agents of change in professional development activities (consisting of department or unit heads, and trainers (we plan to accept approximately 25 participants).

Each day of the course will consist of a morning session that discusses with all participants the most important issues, concepts, approaches, best practices, and guiding principles in a given aspect of teaching and learning, and professional development. In the afternoons, participants will be divided into groups, on one hand, to delve deeper into the topic of the day in a smaller group of peers and course facilitators, and on the other hand, to receive further guidance on how to design possible professional development activities, what training materials to use, what the challenges are.

For more details, eligibility requirements, funding opportunities, and application procedure, please see the course website. Application deadline: 14 February 2023