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Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

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Our vision is that Miami University will engage in scholarly reflective practice at multiple levels, including instructors, students, and our Center.

We provide services for instructors that support scholarly teaching. Scholarly instructors set their instructional goals, use research literature to select instructional methods to reach those goals, assess their effectiveness, and reflect/revise their goals and approaches. We provide formative feedback and serve as consultants to individual faculty and departments. We promote assessment of student learning as the engine of continuous improvement. By learning about the outcomes that our students are or are not reaching, we can take appropriate steps to improve our students' learning. When assessment is part of an IRB-approved research project, it can contribute to the scholarly literature on effective pedagogy. Our Lilly Conference and journals inform the Miami community of best teaching practices and provide outlets for educators who choose to contribute to the scholarly literature on teaching and learning.

We support instructors to help students learn to engage in scholarly inquiry and become aware of their own thought processes. Such metacognition enables students to evaluate evidence and the perspectives of external authorities critically, construct new knowledge, make their own informed judgments, and act ethically. We support faculty and students so that students will be responsible for acting with academic integrity.

We as a Center also embody reflective practice. Our faculty development efforts are informed by recent research and by assessing the effectiveness of our programs. We share the outcomes of our efforts publicly in presentations and publications.

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Upcoming Events

Creating a Welcoming and Accessible Classroom Experience for Disabled Students (Part 1)

Register Here Presenters: Dan Darkow, Assistant Director of Student Disability Services and Stephanie Dawson, Student Disability Services This two-part...

9/28 2pm
Designing Effective Research Projects With Information Literacy Classroom Activities  (Part One)

Register Here Presenters: Jaclyn Spraetz, Library and Nate Floyd, Library How can we ease students’ research anxiety, encourage curiosity, and help...

9/29 10am
Beyond Dazed and Confused: Classroom Strategies for Empowered Student Learning

Register Here Presenters: Kate de Medeiros, Gerontology; Jim Kiper, Computer Science and Software Engineering; John Tassoni, Professor of English and...

9/30 10am
Don't Just Teach Faster: Effective Teaching Techniques for Sprint Schedules (for New Sprint Instructors)

Register Here Presenter: Carrie Hall, Psychology Sprint classes are valuable in terms of providing additional course scheduling and pedagogical options for...

10/1 10am
Creating a Welcoming and Accessible Classroom Experience for Disabled Students (Part 2)

Register Here Presenters: Dan Darkow, Assistant Director of Student Disability Services and Stephanie Dawson, Student Disability Services This two-part...

10/5 2pm

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