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Center for Teaching Excellence

Special Opportunities:


CTE will sponsor two $5000 Grants to support Teaching Excellence. Applications are due December 3, 2021.The CTE Teaching Excellence Grant will support projects specifically in the areas of:

  • Student retention strategies
  • Supporting student success
  • Active learning strategies
  • Infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the curriculum

Learn more and apply here. Schedule an appointment to discuss your project idea here.

Winter Workshop:

Register for Winter Workshop

CTE invites you to a day of professional development for CCRI faculty around the topic of “Teach Students How to Learn.”  Dr. Saundra McGuire, author of the book of the same name, is presenting a keynote workshop on this topic on the morning of Tuesday, January 11, 2022.  

21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills and motivation levels.  Most students think that memorizing information just before examinations is tantamount to learning, and spend considerably less time studying than is commensurate with their grade expectations.  This interactive workshop will help attendees understand why many students lack confidence in their ability to learn and have difficulty achieving student learning outcomes. Cognitive science research based methods that can be used to facilitate conceptual, transferable learning will be discussed.  Additionally, data will be presented that supports the efficacy of teaching students about metacognitive learning strategies and mindset and the impact of this knowledge on motivation.

Register for Winter Workshop

Upcoming Event

Idea Exchange on Learner-Centered Course Design scheduled for Friday, December 3 at 11 am. Register today! Join us in room KC 6004 or via the zoom call here!

Come join us as we learn about this approach to teaching and discuss how to apply it to our classes in order to encourage a climate of student success: "The goal of learner-centered teaching is the development of students as autonomous, self-directed, and self-regulated learners." (Weimer, 2013, p. 10).  

Attendees will earn 5 points toward their CTE Knights Certificates!

NEW for Fall 2021!

CTE Introduces Participation Certificates

Earn points for taking part in professional development activities and applying the content to your classes.

The CTE Knights Certificates recognize faculty participation in, and application of, a variety of professional development activities. To earn the CTE Knight: Gold Level Certificate, faculty must accumulate 70 points in an academic year and have presented in at least one. To earn the CTE Knight: Green Level Certificate, faculty must collect 35 points in an academic year.

Learn more here.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is a collaborative, faculty-led community that supports continuous development and champions high-impact, equitable teaching and learning practices for our diverse student body.

We Listen and Learn
We Respond and Lead
We Recognize and Reward

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