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.
2014 FLC Member Applications Announced
Applications are now being accepted for the two Faculty Learning Communities that begin in January 2014:
- Game-Based Learning - facilitated by Danny Otero (Mathematics and Computer Science) and Steve Yandell (English)
- Quantitative Literacy Across the Curriculum - facilitated by Greg Braun (Physics) and Rachel Chrastil (History)
The application deadline is Friday, December 6, 2013. Applications will continue to be accepted if the FLCs do not fill up by this deadline.
CTE Workshop on Using and Creating Video to Convey Course Content
Thinking about using video content for your courses? This series of hands-on workshops is designed to help you from start to finish - from deciding whether and when to use video through to creating an edited video yourself.
In true "flipping the classroom" style, we'll also be providing video content for you to view before the workshop. This content will include Xavier faculty discussing how they have used video in their courses, their tips for making videos, and their thoughts on best practices for video. To register, click here.
Teaching Mentoring Pairs Program
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.
This program will support pairs of faculty from different academic departments to observe one another classes on two occasions. After each pair of visits, the CTE will pay for lunch. The two faculty may apply individually or together; they may be at similar or at different stages of their careers. To apply, click here.