Coulter Faculty Commons

for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Everything You Need In One Place

The Coulter Faculty Commons (CFC) takes pride in the partnership we have with the faculty at Western Carolina University.

The CFC is located in the Hunter Library, on WCU’s main campus. We are here for full and part-time faculty/instructors, graduate assistants and staff in all areas of teaching & learning.

The CFC partners with instructors to improve teaching and learning through the promotion of an established blend of pedagogy, technology, and research. We support success in the classroom and continuing professional development with workshops, resources and consultations.

We want Western Carolina University faculty to know they are a part of an academic community where there are continuous open discussions and support for teaching and learning activities.

CFC and COVID 19

In order to practice social distancing and safety precautions, the CFC will be operating by appointment only. Please contact the HelpDesk  828.227.7487 or submit an IT Help Ticket and a member of the team will contact you.

There are no walk-in hours available until further notice.

Self-paced training resources are avilable in the learning manangement system with tutorials and resources that should answer your questions.  All instructors have been enrolled in the course.

Research Support

The Coulter Faculty Commons, in collaboration with the Office of Research Administration, recognizes that the faculty of Western Carolina University engage in multiple forms of scholarship. The CFC research division can assist faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants with research design and research methods for publications, grant proposals, dissertations, theses, and other projects. This support is provided through consultations and scholarship tools and resources.

Teaching & Learning

The Coulter Faculty Commons Educational Development team partners with instructors in all aspects of teaching. Workshop and consultation topics include course design for online, hybrid/blended, and face-to-face instructional environments, mid-term course analysis, rubric creation, syllabus and schedule construction, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects, Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inclusive pedagogy. Consultations may also cover work-life balance and other issues related to faculty support.

Educational Technology

The Coulter Faculty Commons Educational Technology team partners with instructors to use many forms of classroom technology tools, digital media, and online learning techniques. With the ever-changing world of technology, it is often very difficult to maintain proficiency across all platforms. The CFC Ed Tech team is here to help instructors navigate Canvas and the changing technology while exploring the use of the right tech tools to create engaging and inspiring courses.

Contact the CFC

To provide the quickest response to your questions and to get you to the resources you need, contact the Helpdesk.

828.227.7487 | https://ithelp.wcu.edu | Toll-free: 866.928.7487 | 7:30am – 6:30pm Eastern M-F