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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.

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching!



  • David R. Dinsmore, Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Yan Xie, Department of Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences


  • David Lindsey Snead, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences


  • Tyler Wallace, Department of Mathematics and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences


  • Travis Heath Bradshaw, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Geography, College of Arts and Sciences


About the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: The awards are celebrated as the university’s most prestigious annual academic award. Their purpose 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, the recipient’s impact on student faith, thought, and character fully realizes Dr. Falwell’s vision of training Champions for Christ. The award process involves a formal peer nomination, dean support, faculty input, and student contribution. The Center for Teaching Excellence oversees the adjudication and process. Winners from each category are recommended by separate confidential Provost Selection Committees, comprised of select faculty, academic leadership, and past winners, and are affirmed by the Offices of the Provosts.

Comprehensive Canvas Training and Assistance available!

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is offering all-inclusive help to faculty migrating their courses to Canvas.

Support options include:

Information Services is partnering with CTE to hold daily webinars that review all aspects of Canvas migration. These 90-minute presentations also include a 30-minute Q&A session for faculty. To attend, click Join Microsoft Teams Meeting on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at 10 a.m. or Join Microsoft Teams Meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.

An ongoing, virtual meeting in MS Teams, Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Log in anytime to speak to a CTE staff member about Canvas, ask any questions you may have, or screen share with a technologist to review specific course set-up concerns together. Click here to access this instant support option: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

In-person, one-on-one Canvas migration support is available in Demoss Hall 3066 (CTE Office), Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A comprehensive Canvas migration training course containing step-by-step tutorials for all aspects of moving courses into the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) has been developed. Screencasts and a migration walkthrough video are also included in the training course. All residential faculty have been enrolled. Click here to access Canvas. Please contact CTE@liberty.edu if you have any questions about this resource.

Daily best practice webinars are available to help faculty develop materials such as assignment instructions, rubrics, and tests to the highest educational standards. Click here for session information. Email CTE@liberty.edu or access the ProDev Portal (CTE tab) to sign-up.

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:

  • Workshop Calendar
  • Faith Integration Workshops
  • 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.