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The Center for Teaching Excellence is dedicated to helping faculty achieve excellence in their teaching by providing them with opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Among other things, excellent teaching

  • places students at the center of all teaching and learning
  • involves students actively in the learning process
  • presents knowledge in terms which are meaningful and understandable to students
  • challenges students to develop strategies for lifelong learning
  • respects and acknowledges student differences

Effective teaching is a reflective process that incorporates critical self-appraisal and hard work.

The Center for Teaching Excellence provides services for the enhancement of teaching, such as:

  • workshops and discussions
  • new faculty orientation
  • faculty consultations
  • mentorship opportunities
  • books and videotapes on teaching and learning
  • teaching portfolio development assistance
  • teaching excellence awards

Services are dynamic, depending on the needs and interests of the faculty. Faculty members may request the use of the center’s services by contacting the director at 724-357-7800 or by visiting the office, located at 103 Stabley Library. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

New Faculty Orientation
Links to details about New Faculty Orientation at IUP
Awards and Grant Initiatives
The Center for Teaching Excellence awards $500 to IUP faculty of all disciplines in various categories. 
Reflective Practice Project
Each year Reflective Practice typically offers 8 large group meetings and 2 Saturday workshops.
The Center for Teaching Excellence offers many workshops to the campus community relating to teaching and pedagogy.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Dr. Stephanie Taylor-Davis, Director
    103 Stabley Library
    429 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7800
  • Fax: 724-357-2281