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.
Teaching as Research Program
Collaborative On-line International Learning (COIL) Faculty Fellows Program
As part of Xavier’s commitment to promote diversity and inclusion the Center for International Education and the Center for Teaching Excellence invite faculty members interested in teaching a COIL course during the Spring 2017 semester to submit an application to participate in the COIL Faculty Fellows Program. For more information and to apply, 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.
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.