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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

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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.

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The Weekly Teaching Tips will resume with the start of classes in January.

week 17

A key factor in student success is the attitude of the instructor. An instructor’s enthusiasm can motivate students.

week 16

Email can provide a successful avenue of connection and information between students and faculty outside of the class, but can also create expecta

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.