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.
Spring Diversity Keynote and Workshops
The CTE is hosting Dr. Francis Godwyll Monday, February 15th for a keynote address titled "When Silence is not an Option: Creating Space for Marginalized Voices." The keynote, which will take place from 3:00-4:15 p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium, will address causes of disruptive social context that produce destruction, hurt, and displacement as well as shake the moral fabric of our collective conscience. The CTE is also offering a follow-up workshop on "Understanding Selfhood and Marginalized Voices" Tuesday, February 16th from 10:30 a.m.-noon and again from 1:00-2:30, with lunch served in between.
For more information and to register for the workshop, click here.
Join colleagues Chris Anderson, Winston Vaughn, Chris Pramuk, Margaret Martin and Kristen Renzi who will speak as panelists. Each colleague will share an experience or classroom challenge related to diversity as well as offer insights and tips for creating an inclusive classroom environment. Taj Smith, the Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, will facilitate and share additional information/resources. To RSVP, click here.
FLC Applications Now Available
Applications are now being accepted to propose a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) starting in either August 2016 or January 2017. FLCs are a cross-disciplinary groups of 8 to 12 members, led by one or two facilitators, that engage in a year-long collaboration dedicated to exploring one theme or aspect related to teaching and learning within and beyond the university community. Early consideration deadline is Thursday February 25th and the final deadline is Friday, April 15th. More information and applications can be found here.