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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.


Request a Copy of The New Science of Learning

Due to the enthusiastic response to Dr. Todd Zakrajsek’s presentation at the 23rd Annual Teaching Effectiveness Symposium, the Center for Teaching Excellence is happy to offer free copies of The New Science of Learning that was the basis for his keynote presentation.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of The New Science of Learning, please send us an email at cte@smu.edu and we will order you one (if you already emailed us, we have you on the list).

On September 16th at noon, CTE will host a Reading Club for the book. We hope you will join us to discuss the book as well as Zakrajsek’s keynote presentation. If you are interested in participating in the Reading Club, let us know by sending an email to cte@smu.edu and we will follow up with details.

We are also happy to provide a copy of Zakrajsek’s presentation slides from TES. You can download a copy here.

23rd Annual Fall Teaching Effectiveness Symposium

Save the Date!

Friday, August 21, 2015
Hughes Trigg lower level
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

CTE is proud to announce the annual Teaching Effectiveness Symposium. TES offers new and returning  faculty members a valuable forum to discuss classroom effectiveness and how to improve student learning. The day will feature a keynote address, lunch, and two break out sessions. Mark your calendars for this exciting even to kick-off the 2015-2016 academic year! Learn more.

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. 

It's time to formally recognize and reward excellence in teaching. Email a letter of recommendation for a deserving colleague to cte@smu.edu


Nominations for two longstanding awards are now open. The President's Associates Outstanding Faculty Award goes to a tenured faculty member, while the Golden Mustang Award goes to a junior, tenure-track faculty member.  Any full-time faculty member may nominate.

 

And this is the third year for the Provost's Teaching Recognition Awardwhich will recognize outstanding contributions to teaching and learning by non-tenure track, full time faculty. (Nominations will be accepted from the candidate’s supervisiång faculty only.)

 

Please take advantage of the opportunity to shine a light on excellent teaching at SMU—get that nomination in right away! Each award carries a $1,000 stipend.

It's time to formally recognize and reward excellence in teaching. Email a letter of recommendation for a deserving colleague to cte@smu.edu


Nominations for two longstanding awards are now open. The President's Associates Outstanding Faculty Award goes to a tenured faculty member, while the Golden Mustang Award goes to a junior, tenure-track faculty member.  Any full-time faculty member may nominate.

 

And this is the third year for the Provost's Teaching Recognition Awardwhich will recognize outstanding contributions to teaching and learning by non-tenure track, full time faculty. (Nominations will be accepted from the candidate’s supervisiång faculty only.)

 

Please take advantage of the opportunity to shine a light on excellent teaching at SMU—get that nomination in right away! Each award carries a $1,000 stipend.

It's time to formally recognize and reward excellence in teaching. Email a letter of recommendation for a deserving colleague to cte@smu.edu


Nominations for two longstanding awards are now open. The President's Associates Outstanding Faculty Award goes to a tenured faculty member, while the Golden Mustang Award goes to a junior, tenure-track faculty member.  Any full-time faculty member may nominate.

 

And this is the third year for the Provost's Teaching Recognition Awardwhich will recognize outstanding contributions to teaching and learning by non-tenure track, full time faculty. (Nominations will be accepted from the candidate’s supervisiång faculty only.)

 

Please take advantage of the opportunity to shine a light on excellent teaching at SMU—get that nomination in right away! Each award carries a $1,000 stipend.