CTE Faculty in Residence
The Center for Teaching Excellence is excited to announce its Faculty in Residence Program. By providing faculty and staff with unprecedented access to some of Xavier's most talented and experienced teachers, this program is designed to encourage critical reflection on classroom teaching while supporting the intellectual community of the entire university.The program has two primary components.
- Class observation: The Faculty in Residence periodically opens his or her class to faculty observers. After each class, the Faculty in Residence will be available for a discussion of the class with the observers. This program offers the opportunity to observe the class of another faculty member from one's own or a different discipline, and to discuss with other faculty members some of the teaching strategies, methods and practices already being used by some of Xavier's most talented teachers. The CTE's new Collaborative Learning Studio and Experimental Classroom in the Conaton Learning Commons provide new tools for classroom observation; this program will allow us together to experiment with these new facilities.
- Lecture series for staff members: The Faculty in Residence will offer a series of "lectures" or interactive sessions by some of Xavier's best teachers designed specifically for university staff members from departments and offices across the university.
Because the space for the faculty classroom observation sessions and the lectures for staff members will be limited, participants will need to pre-register through the CTE website.
2013 CTE Faculty in Residence
The CTE Faculty in Residence for fall 2013 is Ann Marie Tracey (Accountancy and Business Law) who will be teaching BLAW 300 "Legal Environment of Business" as part of the program. Professor Tracey will demonstrate and foster discussion around innovative techniques like the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique and ways of pushing responsibility for first exposure of the material to the students. This fall course will include both honors and non-honors sections.
Previous CTE Faculty in Residence
For fall 2012, the CTE Faculty in Residence Program featured Dr. Jen Robbins (Biology) and her course, BIOL 130 "Introduction to Life Sciences for K-8 Education Majors"
For 2011, the CTE Faculty in Residence Program featured a team-taught course by Dr. Marco Fatuzzo (Physics) and Father Joseph Bracken, S.J. (Theology), "Our Universe: In the Beginning."
The CTE's inaugural Faculty in Residence in 2010 was Dr. E. Paul Colella, Professor of Philosophy and director of the Philosophy, Politics and the Public honors program, with the course, " Freud and Philosophy."