The CTE values excellence in teaching and learning and promotes effective pedagogy and scholarship through mentoring, resources, programming, dialogue, and recognition. We are here to help you develop as a teacher.
Whether you are looking for a consultation about your teaching, midsemester feedback from your students, a book on pedagogy, or some tips and tricks, we are happy to provide you with resources.
We are pleased to offer mentoring mini-grants for ordinary faculty at all stages of their careers at Providence College. The purpose of the mini-grants is to support faculty who wish to cultivate their professional mentoring networks. This initiative is based on the work of Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Research Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development at UMASS Amherst. (You may have attended a workshop on mentoring facilitated by Mary Deane at the CTE in October 2015). For a full Call for Proposals and Submission Guidelines, please click here.
Proposals are due on Friday, January 27, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Grupp, Provost's Advisor on Faculty Development Initiatives, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Teaching Excellence, in conjunction with Academic Affairs, helps to host New Faculty Orientation prior to the beginning of the fall semester classes. The Orientation is designed to welcome new faculty into the ongoing campus dialogue about teaching and learning. For more information about the CTE's participation in New Faculty Orientation or its fall welcome event for new faculty, contact extension 1340 or email@example.com.
The CTE maintains a library of books, articles, newspapers, journals, and videos on a range of topics related to teaching and learning. These are available for loan to faculty members and are located in the CTE, Feinstein Academic Center, Room 304.
The Center for Teaching Excellence has a limited travel budget to fund a small number of faculty each year to attend conferences that promote excellence in teaching.
The Center offers individual faculty members the opportunity to participate in a midsemester assessment (MAPs). These sessions provide feedback on students' learning experiences during the middle of their course, when there is time to make adjustments or improvements.
The following books are available to anyone:
Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering (2015) by Nancy Kober
Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering (2012) by Susan R. Singer, Natalie R. Nielsen, and Heidi A. Schweingruber, Editors.
The following book also is available once you are logged into the Providence
College library website:
The Good Life of Teaching: An Ethics of Professional Practice (2011) by Chris Higgins