The CTE officially opened its doors in August, 2011. For the past year, the task force assigned to imagine and begin designing it has been hard at work.
While much is left to do, we’re proud of the work the task force has done, and look forward to the years ahead as the Center continues to grow. Here is what we know so far:
- Programs will be organized around three central hubs: Building the Teaching Community; Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning; and Presenting Traditional Faculty Development Programs (like brown bags and workshops).
- Over the next several years, we plan to unroll a variety of programs for faculty at all stages of their career. We also look forward to partnering with other programs on campus which highlight and further develop our collective conversation about teaching.
- The Center will adhere to these foundational values and goals:
- We will foster conversation among faculty across disciplines, across schools, and at all stages of their career.
- Faculty participation is voluntary.
- Faculty participation is confidential. The Center will not keep records of the names of participants and will not report faculty participation to any administrators. If faculty wish to have documentation of their participation, the Center will provide it.
- The Center does no evaluation of teaching for the purposes of tenure and promotion.
- The Center will evolve to meet real faculty needs
Feel free to contact us, or any of the faculty on the Steering Committee with comments and suggestions.
Mathew Mitchell and Tracy Seeley
Co-Directors, Center for Teaching Excellence
The CTE Steering Committee
The CTE task force which shaped plans for the Center will now become the CTE Steering Committee. Membership comprises representatives from each school, the Library, and CIT. Beginning with Fall 2011, members will serve two-year terms and be nominated by their respective Deans. Additionally, winners of the University Distinguished Teaching Award will sit on the committee for one year following their award.
- John Bansavich (Center for Instructional Technology) 2010-2012, 2013
- Shawn Calhoun (Library) 2010-2012, 2013
- Debra Conroy-McCue, (Nursing and Health Professions, Adjunct) 2012-2014
- Greg DeBourgh (Nursing and Health Professions) 2010-2011, 2012-2013
- Rebecca Gordon (Philosophy, Adjunct) 2011-2013
- EJ Jung (Computer Science) 2012-2014
- Helen Maniates (Education) 2011-2013
- Keally McBride (Politics) 2011-2013
- Stephen Morris (Management) 2011-2013
- Susan Prion (Nursing and Health Professions) 2011-2012, 2013-2014
- David Ryan (Rhetoric & Language, Distinguished Teaching Award) 2012-2013
- Michelle Travis (Law) 2012-2014