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Welcome to the Virtual Center for Teaching Excellence

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

Students with Computers
January 25, 2017 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

"Meeting Milestones: Assessing the Effect of a Dissertation Proposal Development Course on the Quality and Timeliness of Dissertation Proposals a

graphic about learning
February 1, 2017 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

"Writing Across the Curriculum:  How Reliable is Our Standardized Rubric?"  

Weekly Teaching Tips

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.

week 2

As a starting point for finding out what prior knowledge students bring to your course, talk to colleagues who teach prerequisite courses or ask t

week 1

Give students ideas about how to study and prepare for class.

happy holidays

The Weekly Teaching Tips will resume in January.

Let’s Talk Teaching

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.

Welcome to the August 2016 edition of the VcTE "Let's Talk Teaching Online" - I'm your blogger, Dr.

Questions and Answers About Online Teaching

Welcome to the VcTE blog for June 2016 – this is Jim Martin, your VcTE blogger and assistant professor in the Doctoral Program in