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.

Fall Keynote Speaker

The Center for Teaching Excellence is hosting Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do (2004) and What the Best College Students Do (2012) for a keynote address and workshop, September 15-16, 2014.  Learn more about his visit and register for the workshop here.


Faculty Associate Position

The Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for a new position.  The CTE Faculty Associate will work collaboratively with the CTE Administrative and Faculty Directors in creating and conducting a range of faculty development activities.  Applications are being accepted through Monday, September 8, 2014.  More detailed information, along with the application, can be found  here.


2014 Fall FLC applications are now being accepted.

The two Faculty Learning Communities beginning in August 2014 are:

The Transformative Potential of Faculty Immersion, facilitated by Delane Bender-Slack (Childhood Education and Literacy) and Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco (Classics and Modern Languages). 

Seeking Legacy Opportunities, facilitated by David Rodick (Philosophy). 


CTE Faculty in Residence program for 2014

Dr. Kandi Stinson
SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology
Fall 2014 semester

Topics and dates have been announced for observing Kandi Stinson, the 2014 CTE Faculty-in-Residence, teaching her SOCI 101 – Introduction to Sociology course, focused on the theme “Food, Hunger, and Culture.” Dr. Stinson will be showcasing a range of creative pedagogical techniques, including using huddle boards, Poll Everywhere, value lines, and more. For each observation session, Dr. Stinson will showcase a pedagogical strategy aimed at empowering students and making best use of in-class time. To register for one or more of the sessions, click here. To register for a staff session click here.