Faculty Resources

The CTE values excellence in teaching and learning and promotes effective pedagogy and scholarship through mentoring, resources, programming, dialogue, and recognition. We are here to help you develop as a teacher.

Whether you are looking for a consultation about your teaching, midsemester feedback from your students, a book on pedagogy, or some tips and tricks, we are happy to provide you with resources.

UDL Spotlight

Universal design for learning (UDL), is a framework that works to accommodate the needs and abilities of all learners by eliminating barriers to student learning. We will continue to update the UDL Spotlight page to feature how the PC faculty are utilizing UDL in their classrooms:

UDL Spotlight – Spring 2024

The CTE invited Kirsten Behling, Associate Dean of Student Accessibility and Academic Resources at Tufts University, for a Universal Design for Learning Workshop. This workshop was designed to give participants the opportunity to apply UDL Plus One strategies directly to their course work to actively work on the learning experiences in their courses. See the video from the Keynote workshop on September 30, 2022, Improving Student Outcomes with Universal Design for Learning.


The CTE has recently subscribed to the OneHE online learning platform. This platform was offered to faculty during spring 2023 to provide high-quality resources to improve and enhance their teaching.

The online platform is created specifically for educators in higher education:

  • Microlearning courses for faculty (20–30-minute presentations from experts in pedagogy)
  • Resources for faculty (Learning activities, student engagement, and student support)
  • Webinars with faculty from around the world; including a dedicated space for educators who are looking to explore Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education and how it can be useful in teaching
    and learning.
  • Providence College is thrilled to partner with OneHE and give you access to this valuable
    platform. As part of our partnership, we have a private community space where we can
    connect, share our learning, and recommend content to each other.
    Create an account using your Providence College email address using the following link: https://onehe.org/register/providence-college/.

Teaching Tools: What Worked for You? 

A collection of “How to” teaching videos that PC faculty have recorded to showcase a wide range of technology and pedagogy. Explore these videos for innovative ideas when your teaching moves to a remote setting.

Blend by Design – Teaching Resource

We are very happy to announce the availability of a new teaching resource available to all Providence College faculty and staff. The college has purchased access to a new online program called Blend by Design. This online learning system was developed by Dr. Katie Linder (Executive Director for Program Development at Kansas State University).

Course Continuity Checklist

A checklist that will answer your questions for transitioning your classroom to remote learning.

New Faculty

The Center for Teaching Excellence, in conjunction with Academic Affairs, helps to host New Faculty Orientation prior to the beginning of the fall semester classes. The Orientation is designed to welcome new faculty into the ongoing campus dialogue about teaching and learning. For more information about the CTE’s participation in New Faculty Orientation or its fall welcome event for new faculty, contact extension 1340 or cte@providence.edu.

Library Resources

The CTE maintains a library of books, articles, newspapers, journals, and videos on a range of topics related to teaching and learning. These are available for loan to faculty members and are located in the CTE, Feinstein Academic Center, Room 304.

Faculty Travel

The Center for Teaching Excellence has a limited travel budget to fund a small number of faculty each year to attend conferences that promote excellence in teaching.


The Center offers individual faculty members the opportunity to participate in a midsemester analysis (MAPs). These sessions provide feedback on students’ learning experiences during the middle of their course, when there is time to make adjustments or improvements.