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

    Adjunct Orientation

    Available to new adjunct faculty on December 17, 2014

    The Center for Teaching Excellence will offer this year's adjunct orientation as an online session open to registered adjunct faculty on December 17.  For questions, please contact CTE:

    Assessing Student Learning

    The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment (ALOA) Committee collaborate in supporting meaningful assessment of student learning at Duquesne University. We provide resources, consulting, and workshops on assessment at the course and program levels.

    For more information, please visit our dedicated webpage here.

    Teaching & Learning Tips

    Don't let the semester just fade away -- go out with a bang!
    Many courses end with a fizzle. Frank Heppner (2007) aptly says, "In most classes, The Last Lecture was about as memorable as the rest of the class had been - that is, not very." The final class should bring the course to an appropriate conclusion or finale.

    Read More : Fizzle or Finale: The Final Day of Class

    Or, visit our Teaching & Learning Tips Archive to discover other techniques to enchance your students' learning experience. 

    The Flourishing Academic

    Check out The Flourishing Academic, CTE's newest online resource! We have entered the blogosphere in order to increase community and conversation surrounding our favorite topic: teaching. The Flourishing Academic is a multi-voice blog devoted to exploring the question, "How can we as teacher-scholars thrive in academia?" and featuring posts on teaching and learning by CTE staff, faculty guest bloggers, and participants in our Certificate of University Teaching. We hope you visit us often, comment actively, and teach enthusiastically!

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