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.


Pedagogy & Tech Boot Camp

Thursday, August 18, 1:00-4:00, CLC 3rd Floor

Get ready for fall teaching at Pedagogy & Tech Boot Camp. Choose from a variety of concurrent sessions on topics about strategies for effective pedagogy, accessibility, using Canvas efficiently, and more. 

See schedule and session descriptions


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.