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.


Call for Member Applications: Fall FLCs

Applications are now being accepted for three new Faculty Learning Communities to begin in August 2021. Read more about each FLC and apply. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2021. 


Share Your Teaching Bright Spots

As we begin the semester with multiple course formats, including hybrid, fully remote, and online, we would like to highlight your positive moments and successful 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


Hybrid and Remote Teaching Resources

The CTE, together with Instructional Design & Technology and Digital Media Services, are continuing to develop resources to support faculty for remote and hybrid teaching in response to COVID-19. 

Visit the Hybrid and Remote Teaching Resources page 


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