Center for Teaching Excellence

About the Center for Teaching Excellence

Vision, Values & Goals

Learn more about CTE's mission.


Meet the people responsible for CTE's services and programs.


SMU's formal support for teaching excellence has evolved over its twenty-year history. Here's where we came from.

CTE Advisory Board

CTE's work is guided and supported by an energetic Advisory Board, with representatives from each school at SMU plus the Provost's office, Academic Technology, Central University Libraries, the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center, University Curriculum, and a graduate student representative.

Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Winners of the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Award spend two years actively supporting CTE's work, especially through leading the Peer Feedback Program.

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