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Faculty Development at Your Fingertips

The mission of the Virtual Center for Teaching Excellence (vCTE) is to promote the value and practice of teaching for the advancement of student learning, by providing web access to the University's faculty development resources. The vCTE website provides a "one stop shop" bursting with information, tools, and resources to enhance professional development for both new and seasoned faculty:

News & Events

September 6, 2017 to October 4, 2017

Poster Deadline:  October 4 at 4 p.m.

September 20, 2017 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

(Wednesday, Sept. 20; 11:30-1; Skutt SC, Room 105)
Facilitator: Brian Kokensparger, Journalism, Media, and Computing Department

October 5, 2017 11:30 AM- 1:00 AM

(Thursday, Oct. 5; 11:30-1; Skutt SC, Room 104)

October 6, 2017 11:15 AM- 1:30 PM

(Friday, Oct. 6; 11:15-1; Skutt SC, Room 105; lunch will be provided)

October 23, 2017 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

(Monday, Oct. 23; 11:30-1; Skutt SC, Room 105)
Facilitator: Kimberley Begley, Pharmacy

Weekly Teaching Tips

week 14

To promote critical thinking in class, provide opportunities for students to relate the material to their life experiences and to evaluate and que

week 13

Summarize major points at the end of class or ask students to do so.

week 12

It can be difficult for experts to recognize how they organize their own knowledge, which makes it difficult to communicate this organization to s

week 11

Due to the expert blind spot, instructors may have minimal conscious awareness of all the skills and knowledge required for complex tasks.

week 10

Compose test questions immediately after you address the material in class.

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