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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 7

Students often focus on specific course content without recognizing how the skills and abilities they develop across courses will benefit them in

week 6

Help students develop more sophisticated ways of organizing knowledge, by presenting contrasting cases, or two items that share features but diffe

week 5

Do not assume that students, especially those who are new to the content area, will see the logical organization of the material you are presentin

week 4

At the beginning of the semester, rather than laying out a set of requirements for students, outstanding teachers talk about the promises of the c

week 3

Although we often expect students to automatically link what they are learning to prior knowledge, they may not do this automatically.

Let’s Talk Teaching

Hello and welcome to the Virtual Center for Teaching Excellence! Happy New Year!

Hi! I'm Jim Martin, your dutiful blogger on online teaching.

Welcome to the VCTE Blog – I’m Jim Martin, a professor in the Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership.

Hello! This is Dr. Jim Martin, your VcTE blogger from the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Creighton University.

Hello! This is Dr. Jim Martin, your VcTE blogger from the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Creighton University.