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Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Benedictine University is guided by the work of Ernest Boyer, and fosters the scholarship of teaching. Thus, the goals of the Center include providing dialogue and professional development opportunities in areas of curricular design, development, teaching methods, and assessment for fostering reflective critiques, informed practice, scholarly investigations into teaching practices, accountability to students and public, and scholarly works.

To achieve these goals, the activities of the Center include:

Presenting seminars and workshops on topics including
Active teaching pedagogies
Working with students with different learning styles and challenges
Development of learning assessment tools
Researching educational outcomes
Grant writing (teaching/learning related)
Effective use of technology in the classroom
Exploration of new instructional tools for improving student learning
Diversity
Interdisciplinary teaching
Classroom management issues
Organizing colloquia
Coordinating with library staff for faculty resources
Providing formative peer teaching reviews.

This website serves as a resource for teaching and learning by providing information about academic assessment and outcomes, Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) activities and accomplishments, use of Desire2Learn, faculty development, and the IDEA student evaluation system.

Team Leaders

SEMINARS + WORKSHOPS
ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT
AQIP
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
LEARNING COMMUNITIES
ASSOCIATION LINKS
URSA