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Center for Academic Development

The Center for Academic Development – Teaching Excellence serves as a central location for professional development and the collection and dissemination of information relevant to the promotion of excellence in teaching and learning at Liberty University. We offer a robust number of services for online and residential faculty. We invite you to take full advantage of these services, and if you have any questions, email us at CTE@liberty.edu.


The President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (PAET) – Nominate Now!

The purpose of the award is to recognize teachers who have promoted significant student learning- evidenced by creative and innovative approaches to teaching, the effective use of instructional technology, and exceptional pedagogical skill. Additionally, their impact on student faith, thought, and character fully realizes Dr. Falwell’s vision of training leaders in all discipline areas. The award process involves a formal peer nomination, dean support, faculty input, and student contribution. Winners are determined by the Selection Committee and affirmed by the Provosts.

Faculty, Instructional Mentors, and other peers who have direct knowledge of a nominee’s qualifications and experience in demonstrating excellence in teaching may nominate a deserving full-time faculty member in the following categories: Undergraduate Residential, Undergraduate Online, Graduate Residential, or Graduate Online.

The deadline to nominate faculty for a 2019/20 PAET Award is February 14, 2020.

Nominate a Professor


LU Talks

LU Talks…Ideas that Instruct, Inspire, and Ignite

Do you have a topic that you would like to share with your colleagues? LU Talks is a great platform to communicate your big idea.

Topics like teaching tips, mentoring, productivity, work/life balance, approved classroom technologies, research, or any other relevant subject matter will be considered. Submitters of accepted proposals will be contacted to schedule a video session. LU Talks should be 4-6 minutes in length.

To submit your proposal: 

  • Email CTE@liberty.edu
  • Use subject line: LU Talks
  • Provide your best phone contact information
  • Add the title of your presentation
  • Include a brief abstract (50 words or fewer)

Center for Academic Development News

Visit the Faculty Workshops page for:

  • Spring 2020 Workshop Calendar
  • Faith Integration Workshops
  • Spring 2020 Faculty Book Studies

Helpful Links


How Can We Help?

Have questions about who we are or the services we provide? Contact us at CTE@liberty.edu.