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.


Instructional Continuity 

Xavier’s Instructional Design & Technology, Digital Media Services, and Center for Teaching Excellence have developed resources to help prepare faculty for remote teaching in light of the potential impact of COVID-19. Please consult the Instructional Continuity page for assistance, strategies and support.


Faculty in Residence Nominations

Nominations for the 2020-2021 Faculty in Residence are now being accepted.  The deadline for nominations is April 3, 2020.  View more information and the nomination form. 


Faculty Associate Positions

Applications for the 2020 Fall Faculty Associate and 2021 Spring Faculty Associate are due by Friday, March 27. View more information and the application.


Call for FLC Proposals

2020-2021 call for FLC proposals are bringing accepted and are due by Friday, March 27.  View more information and the application.


CTE Teaching Observations

CTE faculty colleagues are available to observe your class and to provide you with feedback from an outside perspective on the aspects of your teaching that interest you most. You will gain objective data regarding your classroom teaching behaviors as well as the observable behaviors of your students. Faculty can request observations of teaching to gain feedback on various aspects of teaching in order to gauge effectiveness in the classroom. Complete the observation request form to schedule an observation.


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.

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers Suggested Syllabus Components and Language, with suggested language to describe inclusive teaching, university policies and student support services.