The Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers a plethora of services and programs designed to enhance the teaching skills of faculty at NCAT. We offer:

  • A weekly workshop
  • Consultations
  • New Faculty Forum and Follow Up Meetings
  • Reading Circles
  • Faculty Fridays
  • Online Teaching Weekly Check-Ins
  • A Digital and Math Faculty Fellows program
  • Monday Minute Clinic
  • Course Refresh
  • Small Group Instructional Feedback Sessions (SGIF)
  • Aggies Teach Website
  • Special Speaker Events
  • The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Seminars
  • ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practices

The CTE is located in the Faculty Commons, a space dedicated to faculty development across campus. It features a state-of-the-art classroom and lounge area for faculty study and meetings along with the CTE Director’s office and the Office of the ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (IT) Project which focuses on gender, leadership and research equity.

Our Pledge to Faculty

We believe that putting students at the center of the teaching process is fundamental. We help you to develop course objectives, assessments, and instructional activities that support and promote student learning and performance.

We will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the principles that underlie effective learning and teaching so that you can make appropriate teaching decisions for their own courses.

We will work closely with you to help you identify your strengths as teachers and to jointly devise strategies for course improvement and innovation.

We aim to provide constructive and practical feedback to help you succeed as educators. We support teaching and do not judge.

We will help you to identify and address the sources of your teaching challenges by collecting information from classroom observations, student focus groups, and an examination of teaching materials.