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.
2015 Keynote Address and Workshops
Chad Hershock, Ph.D.
Chad Hershock from Carnegie Mellon University’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Pedagogical Innovation will provide the CTE’s fall keynote presentation on “How Teaching Works: Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies,” Monday, August 31st, 3:00-4:15 p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium. Follow-up workshops will be held Tuesday, September 1st in CLC 308 on: “Engaging Students Actively” from 10:30-12:00 and “Action Research in the Classroom: Collecting Data to Improve Student Learning Outcomes” from 1:00-2:30.
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Pedagogy and Tech Boot Camp
Tech Boot Camp for faculty has been expanded this year to include topics related to pedagogy, graphic design, the library and accessibility. Technology sessions focus on classroom tech in Alter Hall, advanced features in Canvas and emerging technologies. Boot Camp will be held Thursday, August 20th from 1:00-4:00 on the third floor of Alter Hall. See the complete schedule for session times and descriptions.
2015-2016 FLC application
With the new Oral Communication Flag requirement of the core curriculum, faculty have a unique opportunity to explore how foundational oral presentation skills can be taught effectively across disciplines. In community, group members will work on discipline-specific content and assignments with other like-minded faculty, while exploring options for a united methodology. This Faculty Learning Community (FLC) will engage both faculty members who have a course approved for the Oral Communication Flag and those considering offering a course that would meet the criteria. Apply to participate in the Oral Communication Flag FLC by August 14th.
2015 Faculty in Residence- Dr. Rashmi Assudani
The CTE Faculty in Residence for fall 2015 is Rashmi Assudani, Ph.D., (Management and Entrepreneurship), who will be showcasing her course, ENTR/MGMT 305 - Creativity and Innovation. Dr. Assudani will open her classroom for faculty to observe and will offer sessions related to the course for Xavier staff and alumni. Learn more here and register to participate.