Update #60: Email - Faculty Winter Break Certificate Institute – January 2022

Dear Faculty,

The UNI Foundational Inquiry (UNIFI) Committee is offering a faculty professional development opportunity to support faculty who are developing or revising a new general education certificate*. Please see the attached Word document which includes a short application form.

 The Certificate Development Institute will be offered via Zoom from 9-11:30 am over three days:

January 10, 11, and 12.

 Deadline for applications is Wednesday December 15, 2021.

 Please email completed form to stephanie.huff@uni.edu

Please send questions to: brenda.bass@uni.edu  or lisa.jepsen@uni.edu  

The UNIFI  Committee


  • A UNIFI “certificate” is a cluster of three or four courses that bring liberal arts approaches to a topic that doesn’t fall within a single discipline or domain. This tier is intended to convey to students that the world’s complexity cannot be understood solely from the perspective of any one discipline, and that different approaches can complement one another to build more complete understanding. The certificates also give students a chance to further develop key skills of critical thinking, writing, and oral communication, in addition to two other SLOs chosen by the designers.