The Center for Teaching Excellence aims to support Xavier faculty in creating rich, collaborative learning environments that challenge our students intellectually, morally, and spiritually. The Center will promote effective teaching that is reflective, engaging, creative, and informed by both pedagogical and disciplinary knowledge.
Faculty Fellowship Applications
Two faculty fellowships for 2015-2016 have been announced:
- Conway Fellowship for Jesuit Education, co-sponsored by the Conway Institute for Jesuit Education - Application Deadline: November 10, 2014
- Faculty Fellowship for Expanding a Faculty Learning Community Project - Application Deadline: December 1, 2014
Fellows spend a summer and one semester working on a project that will significantly impact curriculum, teaching, scholarship, and/or other academic activities at Xavier and within the field of higher education.
CTE Faculty in Residence program for 2014
Dr. Kandi Stinson
SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology
Fall 2014 semester
Topics and dates have been announced for observing Kandi Stinson, the 2014 CTE Faculty-in-Residence, teaching her SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology course, focused on the theme, "Food, Hunger, and Culture." Dr. Stinson will be showcasing a range of creative pedagogical techniques, including using huddle boards, polling, value lines, and more. For each observation session, Dr. Stinson will showcase a pedagogical strategy aimed at empowering students and making best use of in-class time. The registration for Faculty observations is closed. To register for a staff session click here.
CTE Teaching Mentoring Pairs
As a counterpart to the CTE Faculty in Residence Program, which will run each Fall semester, the CTE is pleased to sponsor the Teaching Mentoring Pairs program, which will run each Spring semester. Both share a common goal: to support a culture of reflective teaching at Xavier by encouraging faculty members to observe one another teach and talk about the experience. For more information and the application click here.