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Center for Teaching Excellence

New Faculty Teaching Excellence Program

A Year-Long Workshop Series on the Building Blocks of Good Teaching

Develop and Document Your Teaching Skills

The first years of university teaching provide both challenges and opportunities to develop and hone your skills as a teacher.  CTE's New Faculty Teaching Excellence Program (NFTE, pronounced "nifty") offers a series of workshops to support new teachers in designing, teaching, and assessing their courses.  Each workshop will impart information about a teaching topic and provide attendees an opportunity to make concrete use of the information in their own courses.

2014-15 Series concluded. Fall 2015 schedule coming soon.


The NFTE Community

For those full-time faculty members who choose to participate, CTE will offer a cohort-based community of practice for those within their first three years of teaching.  The NFTE Community is a small group of faculty members who engage in an active, collaborative, year–long program, structured to provide encouragement, effective feedback, support, and reflection. It is designed to create a safe environment in which new faculty members can investigate, question, explore, and apply new or different instructional strategies and provide support for improving instruction and student learning. CTE's Program Specialist, will facilitate this group.  For more information, contact CTE.

    Save the Date for Fall 2015 Events 

    New Faculty Orientation

    Thursday, August 20

    Hughes-Trigg Lower Level

    8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

    23rd Annual Teaching Effectiveness Symposium

    Friday, August 21, 2015

    Hughes-Trigg Lower Level

    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

      NFTE Workshops During the 2014-2015 Year

      • How to be a Quick Starter
      • The Raw Materials of Excellent Teaching: Collecting Evidence, Getting Early Feedback
      • Techniques that Promote Active Learning
      • Save Time & Get Better Student Work:  Using Rubrics & Other Assessment Tools