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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.

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.

Online Teaching 

The CTE assists with several online teaching resources and general principles for moving to online instruction.

Please see Remote Learning and Instructional Continuity Sakai site, which includes descriptions and examples of Sakai and other tools available to faculty for remote and hybrid teaching and learning. Sakai will prompt you to login and select “Yes, add me.” You will then be added as a participant in the project site. See Technologies and Support for Instructional Continuity.

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.

MAPs

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