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The Center for Teaching Excellence

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Gregg Wentzel, CELTUA, and Todd Zakrajsek, Lilly Board of Directors, at the 2012 Annual Lilly Conference.

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 embody and promote engagement with scholarly and reflective teaching practices to support the intellectual development of faculty and students as members of a diverse community.

What are people saying?

"I am becoming more trusting that students will take more control of their own learning and not need me so much to 'spoon feed' them. My role is shifting to a stimulator of thoughts and ideas, rather than an information giver. I still give information, but require students to do more of the leg work so that I can focus on bringing them to a higher level in learning. Also, I am teaching students every day to be a 'good critic' and come up with 'defendable answers and solutions' to problems."
--Midyear progress report of a member of the CELT Faculty Learning Community Using Problem-Based Learning to Enhance Teaching

Contact Us:

317 Laws Hall • 551 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056 • 513-529-9266 • email

Please note our new name. We are now the Center for Teaching Excellence.

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