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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

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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

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February 1, 2017 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

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

Weekly Teaching Tips

week 16

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

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!

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 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