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Center for Teaching Excellence

Modeling and promoting engagement with scholarly and reflective teaching practices to support the academic development of all instructors and their students

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Faculty and Staff

Unlock a world of enriching educational possibilities with the comprehensive array of faculty resources curated by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

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Graduate Students

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers a wealth of specialized resources designed to inspire, support, and empower the next generation of scholars.

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Midcourse Evaluation

The CTE facilitates a comprehensive process to support instructors in collecting student data for documenting teaching effectiveness. This process includes online resources, seminars, and consultations and has been highly rated and recommended by instructors.
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Teaching Consultation

CTE staff are available for consultations if you or your department want to investigate new (or fine-tune existing) teaching strategies, methods, and opportunities. Consultations are confidential, personalized, and support instructor development.

Our Mission

Our mission is to model and promote engagement with scholarly and reflective teaching practices to support the academic development of all faculty and students.

Our Vision

The Center is a primary catalyst for supporting scholarly and reflective practice to make Miami University a place of exceptional learning, characterized by unparalleled, student-centered teaching and mentoring.

  • We provide services for instructors that support scholarly teaching. Scholarly instructors set their instructional goals, use research literature to select instructional methods to reach those goals, assess their effectiveness, and reflect/revise their goals and approaches.
  • We provide formative feedback and serve as consultants to individual faculty and departments.
  • We promote assessment of student learning as the engine of continuous improvement. By learning about the outcomes that our students are or are not reaching, we can take appropriate steps to improve our students' learning. When assessment is part of an IRB-approved research project, it can contribute to the scholarly literature on effective pedagogy. Our Lilly Conference and Journal inform the Miami community of best teaching practices and provide outlets for educators who choose to contribute to the scholarly literature on teaching and learning.
  • We support instructors to help students learn to engage in scholarly inquiry and become aware of their own thought processes. Such metacognition enables students to evaluate evidence and the perspectives of external authorities critically, construct new knowledge, make their own informed judgments, and act ethically.
  • We as a Center also embody reflective practice. Our faculty development efforts are informed by recent research and by assessing the effectiveness of our programs. We share the outcomes of our efforts publicly in presentations and publications.

Center for Teaching Excellence

317 Laws Hall
551 E. High Street
Oxford, OH 45056