SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is an ongoing catalyst for the growth of a university culture that values, supports, and rewards effective student-centered teaching.
The Teaching Institute for Graduate Students
We invite you to join us for the inaugural SMU Teaching Institute for Graduate Students. The Teaching Institute is focused on providing advice and guidance for graduate students that are currently teaching or interested in college teaching in the future. Designed by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Altshuler outstanding teaching award winners, the Teaching Institute's topics include evidence-based teaching and learning practices, effectively teaching with technology, and methods and strategies for engaging students. In addition, the Teaching Institute provides an opportunity to engage with award winning faculty from across campus.
Spring Seminar Series
Fun Tools for In-Class Assessment
Thursday, February 25
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall, Room 218
In this session, CTE’s Instructional Designer Dr. Addy Tolliver will highlight three free tools for formative assessment: Socrative, Quizizz, and Plickers as well as practical/low-stress ways in which these tools can be integrated into your courses immediately. Register Now!
2015 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Award Winners
Since 2001, The Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award
annually recognizes SMU faculty members for their notable commitment to and achievements in fostering student learning. This year's winners are Professors Jill DeTemple, Yildirim Hurmzulu, and Darius Miller. The winners receive $10,000 and are appointed to a two-year term in the SMU Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Learn more.