The CTE values excellence in teaching and learning and promotes effective pedagogy and scholarship through mentoring, resources, programming, dialogue, and recognition. We are here to help you develop as a teacher. Whether you are looking for a consultation about your teaching, midsemester feedback from your students, a book on pedagogy, or some tips and tricks, we are happy to provide you with resources. Follow the links to the left for more information or feel free to contact Laurie Grupp or Angela Dills directly.
The Center for Teaching Excellence, in conjunction with Academic Affairs, helps to host New Faculty Orientation prior to the beginning of the fall semester classes. The Orientation is designed to welcome new faculty into the ongoing campus dialogue about teaching and learning. For more information about the CTE's participation in New Faculty Orientation or its fall welcome event for new faculty, contact extension 1340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CTE maintains a library of books, articles, newspapers, journals, and videos on a range of topics related to teaching and learning. These are available for loan to faculty members and are located in the CTE, Feinstein Academic Center, Room 304.
The Center for Teaching Excellence has a limited travel budget to fund a small number of faculty each year to attend conferences that promote excellence in teaching.
The Center offers individual faculty members the opportunity to participate in a midsemester assessment (MAPs). These sessions provide feedback on students' learning experiences during the middle of their course, when there is time to make adjustments or improvements.
Illness, conferences, travel, inclement weather... these and many other reasons can create the need to cancel or reschedule a class, assignment, or activity. The occasional snow day may not be a a major set-back in student learning, but what happens when you face a winter of endless blizzards, or you need to be out of the classroom for an extended period of time? Many online tools have made it possible to continue instruction in spite of interruptions, ensuring that students continue to learn the materials necessary for the course. This Wiki is dedicated to outlining some tools and best practices to consider your need to modify your schedule and take your face-to-face class into the online setting.
The links below provide some specific tips for frequent faculty teaching concerns as well as links to additional resources.