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Center for Teaching Excellence

Center for Teaching Excellence

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.

Upcoming Featured Events 



CTE is excited to celebrate the  25th anniversary of the
Teaching Effectiveness Symposium (TES) this fall. 

TES helps you get ready for a new academic year by spending time with colleagues and reflecting on teaching. Come hear from nationally recognized experts, interact with colleagues across campus, and celebrate CTE!


August 18th, 2017


2017 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 Keith Robinson, Stephen Sekula, Kumar Venkataraman and Kathleen Wellman. The winners receive $10,000 and are appointed to a two-year term in the SMU Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Learn more.