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.


Road to Tenure

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
3:30 – 4:50
120 Clements Building

A panel discusses SMU's tenure standards and processes. Learn more and register. 

Presenters: Wayne Woodward, Chair, Department of Statistical Science
Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor
Michael Harris, CTE Director & Associate Professor of Higher Education
Panelists: Carrie La Ferle (Meadows), Jill Allor (Simmons), Volkan Otugen (Lyle), and Brandy Stigler (Dedman)

Learn, Share and Grow Professionally in a Faculty Learning Community

CTE’s Faculty Learning Communities provide the structure and support for small groups within the SMU teaching community to spend a year working together in an active, collaborative, program, structured to provide encouragement, support, and reflection on a topic about which you share a mutual passion.Each FLC participant receives a $500 stipend to be used toward professional development costs related to participation in the community. Learn more.

2014-15 Topics

  • Teaching and Learning in Graduate Seminars
  • Innovative Assessment Techniques
  • Higher Education in America: From National Policy to the Individual Classroom

What's New


3 Minutes

Three Minute Teaching Tips

We at CTE know that faculty members lead very busy lives. Here's a way to get some great new ideas for teaching that fit easily into your routine: short podcasts highlighting useful strategies. Check out these quick tips from excellent teachers, moderated by CTE's Barbara Morganfield.

Books

Teaching Resources

It's a good time to think about ways to enhance our teaching. CTE's web-based Teaching Resources are right at your fingertips. Try Course Design, Teaching with Technology, or Lecture Classes -- or find some ideas for group assignments. You never know what you will find.