The CTLE grounds its services in evidence-based practices. These include, but are not limited to the following: individual consultations; classroom observations and feedback sessions; syllabus reviews; the development of college, school, and department-specific workshops; assistance in reviewing and responding to student feedback; and knowledge co-creation related to general and specific teaching questions.


Preparing for Spring 2022

Sometimes the CTLE staff is away, but these teaching resources are available 24/7.


Shared Competencies Professional Development Series

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence will offer three professional development tracks to help faculty prepare for the University’s self-study and reaccreditation process in 2026-27 by incorporating the shared competencies into the curriculum. Each track will also support faculty seeking to incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility principles in their course and curriculum design.

All sessions will be offered on Zoom and will consist of a kick-off signature class and two working sessions aimed at putting principles into practice. By the end of the track the faculty person will have created a deliverable: a redesigned syllabus reflecting best practices in equity-minded pedagogy, a signature assignment, and feedback rubrics embedded in Blackboard. Space is limited. The Professional Development Tracks include:

  • Designing Equity-Minded and Aligned Syllabi
  • Giving Game-changing Feedback on Student Work
  • Transforming an Assignment into a Signature Assignment

Please visit the CTLE events page to register or for more information.


Partnership for Inclusive Education (PIE)

The Partnership for Inclusive Education (PIE) pairs faculty and students for a semester-long exchange of perspectives on teaching and learning in a particular course. Faculty reflect on their teaching goals and strategies in conversation with a student not enrolled in their course. We welcome new and returning faculty partners and student consultants each semester. For more information visit the CTLE services page.


Writing Groups

  • Do you need structure to maintain steady progress on a writing project?  
  • Do you benefit from having regular interactions with colleagues about your writing?
  • Does thinking aloud with a colleague help you write?
  • Are you motivated by setting specific goals, writing them down, and reporting on your progress?
  • Are you likely to write more if you plan times in your calendar for writing, use a timer, and minimize distractions?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, check out our writing group options.


Miss any of these recent sessions? Check out the recordings linked below.