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Center for Teaching Excellence

Welcome, New Faculty and Teaching Assistants! 

We look forward to meeting you at our various Orientation Events in August. In the meantime, check out our guide to Getting Started Teaching at Duquesne!

SCALE: Small Changes Advancing LEarning

Image of gears and ascending graph for Scale

Several CTE events feature well researched teaching approaches that require minimal preparation and grading and can be adapted by teachers in varied contexts.  They are inspired, in part, by Lang's 2016 book, Small Teaching

Online Offerings

The following workshops and handouts are available online via DORI (multipass required).

  • Transparent Assignment Design
  • Rubrics To Promote and Assess Student Learning
  • Faculty Peer Review of Teaching
  • Preparing an Effective Case for Third Year Review, Promotion, and Tenure
  • Designing Effective Adult Learning Experiences

Teaching & Learning Tips

Thinking about re-designing a course next semester? Check out CTE's teaching tip on course design!

Then, to think through how to create a syllabus that effectively communicates your course and it's design, take a look at these tips:

See the Teaching & Learning Tips Archive to discover other ways to enhance your students' learning experience. 

The Flourishing Academic 

Check out The Flourishing Academic. This multi-voice blog features posts on teaching and learning by CTE staff and peer leaders. Please visit often, comment actively, and teach enthusiastically!