Center For Teaching Excellence

Consultations About Teaching

      Much of the important work of the Center for Teaching Excellence goes on behind the scenes.  Faculty interested in working to improve their teaching can contact the center for an informal consultation on any aspect of teaching, for tips on course design, for a "mid-course Adjustment" or other student survey, for an unofficial peer observation, for video or audio recording of a class for closer analysis, or for help finding and recruiting a mentor within their department

      Individual work with the Center can begin with an informal meeting with one or both directors in order to map out a faculty member's goals and decide what individual or group activies might be helpful.  All such consultations are strictly confidential; the Center's work is in no way part of the WPU retention or tenure process.

Fall 2016 Events

Visit a Colleague's Class
Professor Carole Sheffield
POL 2720: Politics and Sex
Thursday, October 27

“How to get students to read/prepare for class?”
Wednesday, October 12 (3:30-4:45pm)

Book Discussions
Learner Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice. 
Wednesday, October 26 (2-3:15pm)
Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia.
Thursday, November 17 (3:30 – 4:45pm)

1st and 2nd Year Faculty Lunch and Dialogue 
Thursday, October 6 (12:30-1:45pm)
Thursday, December 1 (12:30-1:45pm)