Teacher to Teacher


Teacher to Teacher (T2T) is an interdisciplinary working group of faculty whose purpose is to promote campus-wide conversations about effective teaching, whether that teaching occurs in a traditional classroom, in online digital space, or in other educational contexts.


Objectives of the T2T working group include supporting faculty by:

  • Creating professional development opportunities for the exchange of pedagogical ideas
  • Encouraging pedagogical innovation based on best practices
  • Recognizing diversity in teaching and learning styles
  • Fostering opportunities for faculty collaboration

Recent Event:

G.I.F.T.s to Share: Great Ideas for Teaching!

Wednesday October 23rd from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

CMU University Center Ballroom



Are you looking for ideas to energize and motivate students in your classes? Do you want to learn tools or tricks that could help explain a concept or reinforce a point? Your colleagues have Great Ideas for Teaching (GIFTs) to share with you! If you want to hear about teaching techniques and activities that are transferable across disciplines, then this event is for you!

Come and join us for great food and interesting and informative TED-style (5-minute) presentations from colleagues explaining the great ideas that they have successfully used in their courses!

All CMU and WCCC full-time and part-time faculty members are encouraged to attend.

  • Find information on support services and faculty and staff resources at the Faculty page. This includes links to reserve a space on campus for events or meetings. 
  • The Faculty Resources page on the Academic Affairs site includes information on tenure and promotion, academic support services, campus calendar information, and the New to CMU Faculty Guide. 
  • Faculty Focus  is a simple, well-organized resource arranged in blog-style posts with great information on general pedagogical challenges we all face in our classrooms. Their free newsletter and dedicated website focus on sharing information on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom. 
  • The National Education Association (NEA) partnered with the Professional and Organizational Development Network to provide practical advice to college and university faculty. Their Higher Education Best Practices - Teaching & Learning guides are a great collection of articles covering valuable teaching practices such as using social media in the classroom, commanding the attention of students, how to teach for "deep learning," and more. 



Art and Design         

Eric Elliott

Biological Sciences

Eriek Hanson


Georgann Jouflas

Computer Science and Engineering

Sarah Lanci

Health Sciences

Margaret Riley


Ann McDonald

Languages, Literature and Mass Comm.

Robin Calland (co-chair)

Mathematics and Statistics

Tracii Friedman (co-chair)


Kristen Yun

Physical and Environmental Science

Cassandra Fenton

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tammy Parece

Teacher Education

Nick Bardo

Theatre Arts

Scott Andrews

WCCC and Developmental Education

Susan Konantz