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 FLC Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals to define topics for Faculty Learning Communities for 2021-2022. The FLCs will meet for one year and can begin in either August 2021 or January 2022.

For more information about proposing an FLC, view the call for proposals


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