Center for Teaching Excellence

Throughout the year, CTE offers a series of timely programs open to the entire SMU teaching community.  Topics range from the theoretical to the practical, from time-tested to ripped from the headlines.  The programs are presented by recognized experts from within the SMU faculty, and are designed to foster discussion about teaching and learning issues.  


First and Third Thursday of Every Month

Fall 2020 Schedule:

  • September 3 | 8:30-10am
  • September 17 | 3:30-5pm
  • October 1 | 8:30-10am
  • October 15 | 3:30-5pm
  • November 5 | 8:30-10am
  • November 19 | 3:30-5pm

Join us on the first and third Thursday of the month in Zoom for a time to connect with other faculty members to discuss teaching. This is a chance for you to share your stories, meet with other faculty, and visit with the CTE staff. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and think through ways to further enhance your teaching. (No RSVP needed). 

Zoom link to Teaching Thursdays will be emailed to all SMU faculty.


November 11 | 11am - 12pm
Virtually in Zoom

Come and join a panel of several SMUFlex faculty members from across campus as they discuss online assessment in the SMUFlex environment. With all assessments happening in an online environment, SMUFlex classrooms must find a way to assess students in both modalities. Come and learn some tips, and bring any questions you may have!

Our current roster of panelists include: 
Tom Carr, Dedman College
Judy Newell, Dedman College
Helen Reynolds, Dedman College
Claudia Stephens, Meadows
Robert Frank, Meadows
Ann Batenburg, Simmons
Amy Richardson, Simmons
Jodie Elder, Simmons
Christine Leatherberry, Dedman Law
Monnie McGee, Dedman College

If you’d like to talk about SMUFlex with other colleagues across the university, feel free to join the SMUFLex Slack channel and participate in threads that include, attendance, assessment, and more.  

Link to Session Recording

Registering to this event will allow you to receive the link to its Zoom meeting, as well as reminders about this event.


 

October 21 | 4pm - 5pm
Virtually in Zoom

The Center for Teaching Excellence, along with the Office of Engaged Learning are excited to bring you a mentoring students panel.

Experienced mentors will share how they have kept up with students and managed mentoring projects as classes and students went remote.

Link to Session Recording


September 23 | 4pm - 5pm
Virtually in Zoom

The Center for Teaching Excellence, along with the Office of Engaged Learning are excited to bring you a mentoring students panel.

Experienced mentors will share how they have kept up with students and managed mentoring projects as classes and students went remote.

Link to Session Recording


For a list of past programs and workshops,

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