The Center for Teaching Excellence

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Teaching Observations

  • See bottom of this webpage for details

Workshops

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  • Implementing Technology
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  • Grant Writing
  • Teaching Online
  • Assessing Learning
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  • Integrating Faith with Learning
  • Early Career Requirements
  • Residential Blackboard
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

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  • Teaching with the iPad (TWI) 

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  • Teaching Military Students
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  • Assessment of Learning
  • Teaching Well with Technology

Faith Learning Integration

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  • Workshops
  • Consultations
  • Resources

Minimal Technical Competency Assistance

Interdisciplinary Conversations

Roundtable Discussions

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  • Book Discussion Groups
  • Writing Group
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  • Faith Learning Integration
  • Brown Bag Luncheons

Faculty Resources

  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
  • List of Teaching Conferences
  • Vendors and Publishers
  • Teaching Military Students
  • Lending Library
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  • Online Teaching Resources
  • Faith Learning Integration Gallery

President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

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ILLUMINATE Grants for the Improvement of Teaching

Teaching with Technology Trainings/Consultations

Graduate Student Assistants

  • GSA Teaching/ Training Workshops
  • Residential Blackboard Assistance
  • Certificate of University Teaching
  • GSA Roundtables

New Faculty Mentoring: "Koinonia"

Faculty Orientation/Professional Development 

  • New Faculty Orientation
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  • LUO Faculty Orientation
  • January Professional Development

Events

  • Publishers' Week
  • Social Events (Cocoa & Carols, Take a Break)
  • Mobile Apps Learning Lounge (M.A.L.L.)

Facilities Available for Professional Development Activities

  • State of the Art Teaching Classroom
  • Small Group Forum

 

Teaching Observations

The CTE provides confidential teaching observations at the faculty member’s request.  A teaching observation provides feedback from an objective, experienced observer with the overall goal of improved teaching practice. Observations typically constitute a pre-observation conference, an informal observation, and a post-observation debriefing.  General observations examine:

  • Preparation, structure, and organization
  • Faith learning integration
  • Clarity, understandability, and relevance
  • Presentation skills, enthusiasm, and presence
  • Discussion and questioning techniques
  • Integration of technology
  • Student engagement
  • Classroom command and control
  • Assessment of learning
  • Documentation of teaching excellence for teaching awards external to Liberty University

Results

The CTE shares the results confidentially with the faculty member only; it does not share its findings, comments, or suggestions with any outside entities (e.g. chairs, deans, committees).  It provides the participating faculty member with a brief written summary of its observation, as well as suggestions for pedagogical improvement.

Confidentiality Statement

The Center for Teaching Excellence promotes teacher reflection, interdisciplinary conversations, the integration of technology and innovative pedagogies, and the advancement of excellence in classroom instruction.  The center's purpose is to assist, rather than to assess, in the continued pursuit of perfecting the craft of teaching and learning.  All practices follow the ethical guidelines established by the Professional and Organization Development Network.  The center is a confidential resource on the faculty's side throughout this journey.  To this goal:

  • The CTE does not participate in “formal” evaluations, nor does it share information about faculty to anyone who evaluates them.
  • The CTE does not share the names or other information about who it observes or consults.
  • The CTE does not share the results of its observations, consultations, findings, or suggestions.
  • The CTE protects the confidentiality of conversations that occur with faculty and staff.

Schedule

To schedule an instructional consultation or teaching observation, please email us.

Email CTE@liberty.edu