Center for Teaching Excellence

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.

May Workshop: Spring Cleaning Course Refresh

Before settling into your summer routine, join the CTE and IDT for a day of workshops focused on providing time and support to refresh, revise, and improve your courses. 

Read about the workshops and register

FLC Call for Members

Applications are being accepted for a new Faculty Learning Community (FLC) to begin in August 2023. Find more information about the FLC and the application form at the link below: 

UDL@XU: Universal Design for Learning 

Share Your Teaching Bright Spots

To encourage faculty to reflect on their work and share and learn from the experience, diversity, and expertise of their colleagues, we would like to highlight your positive teaching moments and successful classroom strategies, particularly those that others might adapt in their own teaching practices.

Submit your bright spot or nominate a colleague to share theirs

Browse Teaching Bright Spots

Syllabus Design

There is no standard syllabus format for every course at Xavier. Check with your department to see if there are departmental or college requirements for your syllabi.

For language to describe inclusive teaching, university policies, and student support services, review the CTE's suggested syllabus components.