Center for Teaching Excellence

Murphy Building
600 Forbes Avenue 20 Chatham Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.5177

    "We help faculty and TAs excel as teacher-scholars deeply invested in students' learning."

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    Center for Teaching Excellence

    Orientation for Faculty and Teaching Assistants

    The Center for Teaching Excellence offers programs to welcome and orient all who are new to the teaching community at Duquesne, as well as colleagues who are making the transition to a new role (e.g., moving from adjunct or TA to full-time faculty). 

    For full information about the orientation programs, click here

    Adjunct Faculty

    Thursday, August 14 4:30-8
    Africa Room, Duquesne Union
    Getting Started: Adjunct Faculty at Duquesne

    Full-Time Faculty

    Monday August 18, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Power Center, Ballroom 'C'
    Getting Started: Full-Time Faculty at Duquesne

    Liberal Arts Graduate Teaching Assistants

    Wednesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 21, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Fisher Hall, Room 324

    Brown-Bag Lunch: Syllabus Nuts and Bolts, Fall 2014

    Faculty, adjunct faculty, and graduate students are invited to join us for this year's summer nuts and bolts syllabus workshop.  Bring your own lunch, a draft syllabus, and ideas on how you would like to improve your course as a whole.  The workshop will review best practices for course design, syllabus construction, and best learning practices for undergraduate students.

    For more information and to register, please click here.  Space is limited, so RSVP today!

     Welcome, Rachel!

    CTE welcomes Rachel Luckenbill as a new Instructional Consultant

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    New Books - Spring and Summer - 2014

    Did you know CTE has a library full of teaching and learning resource books?  We're continually updating our library to offer Duquesne faculty and graduate students helpful resources to better their students' learning experience.  Stop in to browse our library, sit with a cup of coffee and skim through a book, or borrow one from our collection.  To learn more about our newest books, click here.

    Teaching & Learning Tips

    Learning Student Names

    Instructors who learn their students' names and use them in class build better student-faculty rapport, decrease the number of student absences, and bolster student participation (Sleigh & Ritzer, 2001).

    "While it is difficult to learn students' names in large classes,
    an earnest attempt and even moderate success doing so,
    is extremely salient to students."

    Read more and discover some  strategies that can help you to learn and remember student names.

    Learn More!"We believe that excellent teaching is an art that grows through scholarship, practice, reflection, and collaboration."