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About CTE

Founded in 1989 as a faculty initiative, the Center for Teaching Excellence helps faculty and graduate student teaching assistants excel as teacher-scholars deeply invested in their students’ learning.  We believe that excellent teaching is an art that grows through scholarship, practice, reflection, and collaboration.

CTE supports Duquesne faculty and TAs through confidential teaching consultations, course observations, workshops, and faculty learning groups.  Online materials and a book collection provide the instructional community with resources to strengthen teaching and succeed in academic careers.  CTE partners with the Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee to support programs in assessing student learning.

Duquesne recognizes excellence through the Creative Teaching Award for faculty, the Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Certificate of University Teaching, student-learning assessment mini grants, and competitive multicultural faculty development travel grants.

Our approach at CTE is a personal one.  We promote excellence in teaching by getting to know our faculty and TAs, learning from them, fostering their leadership, and bringing people together from across the University.