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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.

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Tolliver

Meet CTE's Senior Instructional Designer

Dr. Adeline "Addy" Tolliver assists faculty in course development, deployment, and evaluation. She assists faculty with integration of technology and various pedagogical practices to effectively showcase content and promote student engagement in face-to-face and online courses. Consultation sessions can last up to 50 minutes and can happen in small groups or one-on-one, virtually.

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SMU Faculty FLEX Support

Do you have any questions about the SMUFlex format? The CTE has developed a Faculty Guide to help you.

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Remote Teaching Support

Tools and things to consider when you have to move your class online quickly.

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Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Award Winners

2019 award winners are Professors Gregory Crespi, Alice Kendrick, Peter Raad, and James Linck. The winners receive $10,000 and are appointed to a two-year term in the SMU Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

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