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.

The CTE Faculty in Residence Program

Amy Whipple, Ph.D.

HIST 140  Britain: Sherlock to Britpop

For more information and to register please click here.


CTE 2016 Fall Speaker

Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.

Keynote Address: What Makes Teaching Learner-Centered?

Monday, September 12, 2016, 3:00-4:15 in Kennedy Auditorium

For more information and to register for Tuesday workshops, click here.


2016-2017 FLC Applications

Five new Faculty Learning Communities have been announced for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Faculty are invited to apply to become members of these FLCs.  For more information regarding these FLCs  and to apply, please click here.


CTE Teaching Observations

CTE faculty colleagues are available to observe your class and to provide you with feedback from an outside perspective on the aspects of your teaching that interest you most. You will gain objective data regarding your classroom teaching behaviors as well as the observable behaviors of your students. Faculty can request observations of teaching to gain feedback on various aspects of teaching in order to gauge effectiveness in the classroom.  Click here to request an observation.

Syllabus Design

There is no standard syllabus format for every course at Xavier. Check with your department to see if there are departmental or college requirements for your syllabi. 

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers this Syllabus Template, with suggested language to describe University policies and student support services. Note that instructions are provided in red on the template and should be replaced with the suggested language or your own phrasing.