Additional Services


The Center for Teaching Excellence offers a variety of services to support faculty.

Our additional services include:

  • A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a peer-led group of faculty members (6-12) who engage in an active, collaborative, year–long program, structured to provide encouragement, support, and reflection. Each FLC focuses on a question, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, as members deepen their knowledge and expertise in the chosen area by interacting on an ongoing basis. In addition to the shared learning about the topic, all FLC members will work on a personal project that uses what they have learned to improve a specific course or program, and the group members collectively will share their knowledge and accomplishments with the wider university community.

  • Support for department chairs: Learn more about CTE's services, web resources for department chairs, and SMU's policies and procedures.

  • Technology services: CTE provides personalized and expert services to our faculty in support of academic research and instructional technology use, innovation, and experimentation at SMU. From creating a course from scratch on Canvas, or analyzing a large data set using SAS or SPSS, to building an interactive website for your students to use in WordPress, or designing a mobile-friendly exam, CTE has the expertise to help you get it done.