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: Re-engaging Students

Wednesday, May 11, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

The CTE will offer a series of three one-hour workshops, with a particular focus on classroom strategies that de-stress the learning environment (for students and instructors) and strengthen students’ sense of belonging and motivation to learn. We encourage you to join us for as many workshops as you can. 

Read more about each workshop and register


Call for Members: 2022-2023 FLCs

We are currently accepting participant applications for two FLCs that will begin in August 22. Read more about each FLC and apply at the links below.

Helping Students Thrive: Mitigating the Effect of COVID Learning Disruption

Renewing Our Joy: Using Contemplative Practice to Reignite Our Passion for Education


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.