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Southern Methodist University’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. CTE's mission supports the pursuit of academic innovation by providing research-based instructional design services, supporting a campus culture of teaching excellence, and empowering faculty to transform their pedagogical practices.
The CTE Passport is an initiative designed to encourage current and incoming faculty to connect to the SMU community by attending a variety of events (academic, networking, and cultural) as well as to acknowledge/recognize these efforts by displaying them in a digital passport.
The CTE is pleased to share our 2020 Annual Report with the SMU community.
We recognized that faculty have poured a great deal of time, energy, and creativity into your teaching the Fall 2020 semester. As a response to faculty feedback, we were excited to announce a call for applications for Partner-Up Grants of $2,000 for full-time faculty to participate in faculty-led learning pods focused on priority areas that emerged as topics from the faculty surveys. Each pod served as a nexus for faculty to enhance their own pedagogical knowledge while sharing with colleagues and their work is showcased in the CTE website.