Group work at a 2012 Lilly Conference Session.
What is the Center for Teaching Excellence?
The Center is a community where:
- We support long-term and short-term communities for faculty growth and inquiry (e.g., FLCs, FLINGs, workshops/seminars);
- We support innovative teaching through projects, grants and awards (e.g., Top 25 project, grants, Knox award);
- We bring to Miami the best of the scholarship of teaching and learning (e.g., Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching);
- We support departments and programs in their work to assess their effectiveness as educators in their discipline;
- We work with other programs to enhance and celebrate teaching and learning at Miami.
Our mission is to model and promote engagement with scholarly and reflective teaching practices to support the academic development of all faculty and students.
What are people saying?
"Higher education has been very slow to embrace the fact that knowing, teaching, and learning are communal enterprises, and to reflect that reality in the way it pursues its mission. But the pace of change has been picking up over the past two decades, and the learning communities movement has been at the forefront of that quickening. The Learning Communities Journal (whose founder and Editor-in-Chief, Milt Cox, is one of the true pioneers in the field), is an invaluable asset to all concerned, from the curious, who want to learn more about the movement, to advanced practitioners seeking ways to sharpen and deepen their practice. I am very grateful for the existence and quality of this journal, and for the good work of those who edit and contribute to it. Sample it, subscribe to it, read it, and use it and I'm sure you will benefit, as I have, from what can be found in these pages."
--Parker J. Palmer (author of The Heart of Higher Education, The Courage to Teach, Let Your Life Speak, and A Hidden Wholeness)