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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 15

The use of well-designed rubrics can improve the facilitation of learning by providing both students and instructors with clarity and commonality

week 14

Frequent testing yields benefits for both you and your students.

week 13

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

week 12

All too often when students receive a graded exam, they focus on a single feature–the score they earned!

week 11

Students are often unaware of the progress they are making, so communicating to them the areas where they are doing well or have improved is just

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.