The mission of The Catholic University of America Center for Teaching Excellence is to support intellectual growth in and out of the classroom. The Center's goal is to foster an environment in which students are given a robust teaching, advising, and mentoring experience within a world-class research context.

 The Center for Teacher Excellence calendar can be used to make appointments for consultations. 


Summer 2020 Resources 

  • See the Events page for information on live training sessions hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence. Videos of the training sessions can be found on the Resources for Instructional Continuity page. 
  • One page Guides for Instruction are now available on the Resources page
  • Blackboard provides user guides and tutorial videos
  • Zoom offers daily webinars
  •  Instructional Continuity Planning

In Other News

Teaching Awards: Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Part-time Faculty Teaching Awards! A ceremony was held on March 5th where President Garvey and Provost Dominguez honored the following faculty members for their outstanding teaching and mentoring:

  • Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C. (School of Theology and Religious Studies)
  • Daniel Zachem, Esq. (Columbus School of Law)
  • Dr. Shawqi Talia (Department of Semitic an Egyptian Languages and Literatures, School of Arts and Sciences)
Dialogue Circles: Our new program Cardinal Rules of Engagement launched in February.  Just as the mission of The Catholic University of America is to “…advance the dialogue between faith and reason…”, at the provost’s initiative, the Catholic University dialogue circle program (Cardinal Rules of Engagement) was established by the Center for Teaching Excellence to advance the dialogue between university community members. Although full agreement may not always be present, a shared understanding of the university’s needs, diversity, challenges, strengths, and unique assets is important for building a resilient and thriving community of educators and learners. This better equips us to serve our students, the university, the Church, and the community.
          The goal of the program is for faculty and staff at the university to reflect on our views and beliefs, and on how those inform and impact our interactions with each other and our students. Facilitators will focus on helping participants articulate these interests and concerns in a respectful and productive manner. While it is possible that various difficult topics will come up in the circles, the purpose of the circles is not to instruct on these topics but to assist participants in communicating with each other.  See the Events page for upcoming dates.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence event


    The center will host a series of brownbag lunches and workshops on various teaching, advising, and mentoring topics.

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    Services include individual consultations, feedback on syllabi, course design, and instructional coaching.

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  • Professor teaching


    Resources around campus for supporting teaching and learning.

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    Resources for Instructional Continuity

    Tips and Information on Instructional Continuity

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