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Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Seeks Faculty Feedback
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) is seeking feedback from faculty to determine how the center can best support the University’s academic community.
Recently, the Center emailed an online survey to all faculty email addresses to solicit input about the center’s mission, vision and goals over the next three to five years. Designed to collect as much information as possible about faculty teaching support needs, the survey takes five to 10 minutes to complete. Any faculty members who did not receive the survey may contact the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at CTLE@syr.edu.
“The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is conducting a thorough needs assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of resources available, as well as any gaps in resources and services,” says CTLE Director Martha Diede. “This is an excellent opportunity for faculty to let us know what they need to be effective, innovative, and successful in the classroom.”
The survey addresses a variety of areas related to teaching and learning, including teaching strategies; assessment techniques; using technology in the classroom; diversity and inclusion; active learning techniques; and course material design and development.
“Faculty who excel as teachers and scholars are vital to any university’s capacity to deliver an outstanding student experience,” says Diede. “I look forward to collaborating with faculty and administrators on advancing this strategic goal here at Syracuse University.”
The University created CTLE as part of a significant investment in academic excellence and the student experience. The center, which receives funding through the Invest Syracuse initiative, was created last spring to advance the Academic Strategic Plan goal of developing innovative programs to support teaching excellence and the learning experience.