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Center for Teaching Excellence

East Tennessee State University


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Purpose and Goals of the Center for Teaching Excellence

The purpose of the Center for Teaching Excellence is to promote excellence in teaching at ETSU by providing instructional development opportunities for faculty, serving as a "one-stop shop" for teaching resources, and creating communities of practice among faculty.

The goals of the center are to: 

  • Serve as a clearinghouse for information on instructional development opportunities sponsored by ETSU or available elsewhere
  • Sponsor interdisciplinary faculty learning communities whose members support and encourage each other's work as teachers
  • Provide seminars and consultation on best instructional practices 
  • Provide funds to bring teaching experts to ETSU and to allow our faculty to attend off-campus teaching conferences
  • Broadly disseminate information on practices and topics in teaching to the ETSU community
  • Support the scholarship of teaching and learning at ETSU
  • Conduct workshops and other instructional development activities for ETSU faculty, including new ETSU faculty
  • Enhance the use of teaching assessments at ETSU, include assessment of instruction and peer review

The Center for Teaching Excellence was one of the recommendations established by the Teaching Work Group.  This group presented a report entitled Supporting Excellence in Teaching at East Tennessee State University which was approved by Academic Council on April 13th, 2017.

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