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.

FLC Proposals for 2018-2019

The CTE is soliciting applications to define new FLCs for 2018-2019. For more information and to submit an application, click here.

Faculty Director Application

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is seeking applications for a Faculty Director, who will work collaboratively with the CTE Administrative Director, the CTE Faculty Associate and faculty advisory committee to create and conduct a range of faculty development activities. For a position description and application, click here.

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.  Click here to request 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.