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CTE’s annual Teaching Effectiveness Symposium on August 21 presented virtually below in a series of 4 short-videos holds a dual focus on humanizing teaching in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting inclusive teaching practices to ensure all SMU students are successful. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of these topics further please reach out to cte@smu.edu.

Welcome Message

CTE Director and Professor of Higher Education, Dr. Michael Harris, offers a brief welcome, word of gratitude, and overview of CTE services.


Humanizing Virtual Instruction

Senior Instructional Designer, Dr. Adeline Tolliver, provides a research-based overview of the need and strategies to humanize virtual instruction during the upcoming semester.


Promoting Inclusive Teaching

Dr. Michael Harris provides an overview and justification  for the greater promotion of inclusive teaching practices across SMU's campus to improve the experience of students of color on campus.


Strategies to Promote Inclusive Teaching

Dr. Michael Harris discusses actionable strategies to deliberately cultivate a learning environment where all students are treated equitable, have equal access to learning, and feel valued and supported in their learning.