Center for Teaching Excellence
"We believe that excellent teaching is an art that grows through scholarship, practice, reflection, and collaboration."
To read more about what services CTE can offer to support your teaching, click here.
Opening: Instructional Consultant for TAs
CTE is seeking a second experienced graduate teaching assistant to coordinate support for graduate student TAs across campus and contribute to the development of CTE's web resources.
Teaching & Learning Tips
NEW! "Using Praise Effectively"
Will Hasek, Psychology Teaching Assistant
As students progress through their university coursework, they will face increasingly difficult material in their coursework. No matter how inquisitive, bright, or talented a student is, she will encounter complex readings and demanding projects. When confronted with such challenging material, students may become discouraged and doubt their capacity to rise to the occasion. Instructors can anticipate this possibility and implement preventative strategies that help students to maintain their motivation throughout the semester. More specifically, instructors can help students to cognitively reframe the meaning of success and failure in the first day of class, and they can make judicious use of praise to encourage students to increase their effort and employ effective learning strategies.
Save the Date:
Celebration of Teaching Excellence
Thursday, April 10, 2014
3:30 - 5:00PM
Power Center Ballroom
2013-2014 Nominees: Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching
We are excited to acknowledge this year's nominees with a brand-new profile web page. For a brief glimpse into the accomplishments of these nominees, click here.
New Books - Fall and Winter 2013 - 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.
Duquesne's Center for Teaching Excellence Joins Twitter
Follow CTE (@DuqCTE) for helpful teaching tips, event reminders, and blog posts dedicated to teaching and learning.