Center for Teaching Excellence


CTE provides services to individuals and small groups who want to reflect on and improve their teaching. Follow these links to learn more about what we can do for you.

CTE One-on-One -- get confidential individualized feedback on your teaching through the Peer Feedback Program, or receive an individual consultation on a teaching issue.

Teaching Visits -- Peer Teaching Visits allow a small group of faculty to observe an Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in the classroom.

Technology Services -- receive personalized support for academic research and instructional technology use.

Faculty Learning Communities -- apply to become a member of a Faculty Learning Community, a small group of faculty members from across the university who meet together to study, contemplate, and implement innovative teaching methods in a particular context, all in an atmosphere that encourages deep thought and mutual trust.  

Course Design -- With the addition of a full-time instructional designer to our staff, the CTE is available to assist you with your face-to-face and online course design needs. 

Just-in-Time Teaching & Technology Grants (JiTTT Grants) -- This program will provide small grants to faculty from across campus when they need it most— right before the semester starts. The goal of this grant program is to reduce the barriers for faculty acquiring needed materials or technology for their classrooms.

Tech Library -- The CTE can provide you with technology items that, in conjunction with assistance of a CTE Instructional Designer, can be used to transform and improve classroom activities.  

Support for Department Chairs -- programs and resources to help department chairs mentor their junior faculty in teaching.