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.
Nominations Now Underway for Three SMU Teaching Awards
It's time to formally recognize and reward excellence in teaching at SMU. Email a letter of recommendation for a deserving colleague to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations for three awards are now open. The President's Associates Outstanding Faculty Award goes to a tenured faculty member, while the Golden Mustang Award goes to junior, tenure-track faculty member. Any full-time faculty member may nominate.
And this is the third year for the Provost's Teaching Recognition Award, which will recognize outstanding contributions to teaching and learning by non-tenure track, full time faculty. (Nominations will be accepted from the candidate's supervising faculty only.)
Please take advantage of the opportunity to shine a light on excellent teaching at SMU.Get that nomination in by October 31! Each award carries a $1,000 stipend. Learn more.
Up Next: Save Time & Get Better Student Work:
Developing & Using Rubrics
Monday, November 17, 2014
12:15 – 1:45
Carr-Collins 101 – bring your lunch
Tired of writing the same comments over and over on student papers and tests? Wonder why the students don't seem to understand the requirements of your assignment? Consider using rubrics. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to create and use rubrics that will both save you time and improve the instruction and feedback you provide to your students. Bring an actual assignment from one of your classes to work on developing a rubric during this workshop. Learn more and register.
Ann Batenburg, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching & Learning
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
stipend to be used toward professional development costs related to participation in the community. Learn more.
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