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Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Faculty Consultation


The doors of the Center for Teaching Excellence are open to faculty who wish to discuss specific teaching concerns and effectiveness as they relate to a particular class.

Our instructional design process is guided by evidence-based best practices, allowing us to support the creation of courses that are engaging and achieve desired outcomes. By utilizing effective teaching strategies, we strive to create engaging and high-quality learning experiences that meet the highest standards of excellence.

We can provide guidance and support in a variety of areas, including:

  • Designing detailed and organized syllabi that align with course outcomes and meet the needs of students.
  • Developing course outcomes and objectives that are clear, measurable, and actionable.
  • Assisting with course design to create engaging courses that utilize effective strategies for student learning.
  • Designing courses that are user-friendly and inclusive for students from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Incorporating a variety of assessment techniques to provide students with multiple opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and receive valuable feedback.
  • Utilizing active learning approaches to facilitate student engagement and enhance learning outcomes.
  • Integrating technology effectively to enhance the learning experience and promote student success.
  • Providing guidance and support for the transition to Blackboard Learn Ultra (Ultra Course View), enhancing students' experiences with a more streamlined and user-friendly interface that optimizes their learning interactions.

Our Services

You can benefit from our professional development opportunities, which include:

  • Personalized one-on-one consultations, providing individualized guidance to enhance teaching and create effective learning experiences.
  • Engaging group trainings, facilitating collaboration and fostering a dynamic learning environment.
  • Tailored departmental professional development sessions, addressing specific needs and challenges faced by different academic departments.
  • Comprehensive syllabus reviews, ensuring that courses are well-structured and incorporate best practices for student success.
  • Individualized classroom observations, allowing you to receive constructive feedback and insights to refine your teaching methods and create inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Comprehensive reviews of online courses, ensuring that online learning environments are optimized for effective student engagement.
  • Course development mentoring, offering ongoing support to help you implement pedagogical innovations, integrate technology effectively, and continually improve your courses to meet the evolving needs of students.

For personalized guidance from our instructional design team, schedule a consultation with an instructional designer.

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