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The Center for Teaching Excellence


The Center for Teaching Excellence

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Established in 1992, the primary role of the Center for Teaching Excellence is to support faculty as they work to integrate effective pedagogical approaches. We offer workshops, orientation for new faculty, one-on-one teaching consultations, and ongoing presentations and activities that focus on teaching and learning. For more information, contact us at​.

CTE Mission

The Center for Teaching Excellence values excellence in teaching and learning, and promotes effective pedagogy and scholarship through mentoring, resources, programming, dialogue and recognition.

CTE Advisory Group

The CTE Advisory Group is comprised of the CTE director, associate director and faculty members who represent a range of disciplines and teaching experiences. The role of the advisory group is to provide guidance and support as programming is developed and implemented. Advisory group members are selected by the director and associate director based on their demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.

Julia Camp, Accountancy
Laurie Grupp, Elementary/Special Education
Colin Jaundrill, History
Lynne Lawson, Engineering/Physics/Systems
Deborah Levine, Health Policy & Management
Seann Mulcahy, Chemistry/Biochemistry​
Adam Villa, Mathematics/Computer Science

​Message from the Director

The Center for Teaching Excellence promotes effective teaching and engaged student learning. We offer a variety of programs, resources, and services to support faculty, and we encourage feedback and suggestions for upcoming events. Stop in for a visit, check out our resource library, or contact me with a question at 401.865.2505 or I look forward to seeing you.

Laurie L. Grupp, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Provost's Advisor on Faculty Development Initiatives
Associate Professor, Elementary/Special Education​  ​