Ways to Get Involved


Faculty Liaisons

The FCTL faculty liaison is a part-time, salary-supported position filled by a UMB faculty member. In this role, the faculty member represents the mission and vision of the FCTL to UMB faculty. This individual functions as a liaison between the FCTL staff and UMB faculty who are interested in course development and instruction — online, hybrid, and face-to-face — providing a faculty/peer, rather than staff, perspective and experience. Some of the faculty liaison responsibilities include mentoring faculty with effective pedagogy from his/her experience and best practices from educational research; relaying faculty concerns and challenges back to the FCTL, allowing the FCTL to design appropriate and relevant resources and programming; and assisting in expanding the reach of the FCTL and advocating for its services and programs. The faculty liaison also assumes one of the faculty ambassador positions and participates in FCTL Advisory Board meetings. 

Faculty Liaisons

Faculty Ambassadors

Faculty ambassadors serve as a bridge between the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and their home school/department to bi-directionally communicate identified strategic teaching and learning priorities. Each school at UMB will have faculty ambassadors, who will represent the needs and interests of their fellow school faculty to the FCTL. They will also share information with their school faculty about FCTL programming, opportunities, and resources.

Steering Committee

The Faculty Steering Committee of the FCTL is a carefully selected group of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills that complement the knowledge and skills of the FCTL executive director and staff in order to more effectively govern the organization. The purpose of the Faculty Steering Committee of the FCTL is to advise the executive director on policies, issues, and activities that enable FCTL to fulfill its mission. Members will provide input, recommendations, and feedback on important issues including, but not limited to, teaching and learning initiatives, program and research objectives and priorities, grants and competitions, resource procurement and allocation, and inter-University relations. The committee will also develop and review academic technology initiatives, guidelines, and policies; provide a forum for investigation and advice on new teaching and learning technologies; and facilitate communications regarding academic teaching and learning initiatives. Members of the Faculty Steering Committee play a key role as liaisons between the center and the rest of the University community.