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Center for Teaching Excellence

CTE Programs

Support for Teaching at All Levels

CTE offers a number of different kinds of programs.  Learn more by clicking the links below.

Teaching Topics -- teaching ideas, hands-on workshops, and topical debates designed for all members of the SMU teaching community. Find inspiration or add a new tool to your teaching repertoire. 

New Faculty Teaching Excellence Program (NFTE) -- a nifty year-long program of monthly workshops designed to equip new faculty members with the basic building blocks of effective and efficient teaching. 

Teaching Effectiveness Symposium -- start the school year off with a half-day program specifically designed for both beginning teachers and their mentors. This annual program includes Orientation for new faculty as well as workshops on teaching methods and spotlights on innovative teaching practices.

New Faculty Orientation -- a series of breakout sessions at the start of the year designed to provide new faculty with the information necessary for a successful start to the semester.

TA Training -- Graduate Teaching Assistants receive training on teaching methods, TA duties, university policies, and advice about balancing the roles of teacher and student at this annual half-day seminar.

Symposia -- CTE sponsors symposia on important issues in higher education.  This section highlights current programs and archives materials from those offered in the past.