The mission of the Center for Teaching Excellence is to foster the enhancement of teaching excellence in all its forms.

We seek to provide constructive and developmental mechanisms for nurturing the excellence in teaching which already exists at IUP. These mechanisms will honor our differences and build on our strengths.


Instructional Design Support

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Instructional Design Support Hours Via Zoom

Center for Teaching Excellence-Instructional Design Support (CTE-IDS)
Spring 2024 Drop-in hours via Zoom
Thursdays 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 
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CTE Events for Spring 2024
Date & Time Event Title Delivery
Wednesday, January 31
3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Instructional Design as a Blueprint for Curriculum Planning and Revision Virtual:
Zoom ID 494 804 5424
Monday, February 19
3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Time-Saving Classroom Management Strategies In Person:
Stabley Library, Room 101
Monday, March 4
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
IUP Open Educational Resources (OER) Success Stories Virtual:
Zoom ID 494 804 5424
Saturday, March 9
9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Saturday Workshop: Difficult Dialogues Workshop RSVP information will be provided by email
Tuesday, April 9
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
University-wide Event: IUP Artificial Intelligence Summit Hybrid:
Stabley Library, Room 210
Zoom ID 724 357 3029

Earn Active/Active Plus status by attending these events! 

Faculty will be recognized as an active member of Reflective Practice by attending four Teaching Circle Meetings or four Large Group Meetings.

Faculty who participate in four Teaching Circle Meetings and four Large Group Meetings are recognized as Active Plus Members.

Reflective Practice

Reflective Practice

CTE encourages reflective and effective teaching through Teaching Circles and Large Group Meetings.

Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources

This resource collection includes information about online teaching, foundations in teaching and learning, and original resources such as IUP SPARKS.

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DEI in Teaching

CTE offers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professional development, resources and collaboration.

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CTE publishes the Advisor Advocate Bulletin and offers Advisor and Advisee resources and IUP Advise training materials.

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New Faculty Support

CTE helps to organize the New Faculty Orientation.

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Faculty Academy

We host professional development opportunities for faculty such as the Summer Academy.

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Faculty Recognition

We recognize our fellow faculty through annual Faculty Recognition Awards and award Mini-Grants to fund Teaching Circle projects.

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About Us

Read CTE's mission and history, and see annual reports and photos. Find archival information about Sunsetted Programs.

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View the faculty, staff, and student workers who contribute to the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Support IUP Students

When you make a gift in support of the Center for Teaching Excellence, you invest in the world's next generation of leaders. Scholarships and program support create the best possible student experience.

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Congratulations to 2023–24 Faculty Recognition Award Winners

It is with immense pleasure and pride that the Center for Teaching Excellence announces the winners of this year's Faculty Recognition Awards. These accolades honor the outstanding achievements, tireless dedication, and remarkable contributions of our esteemed faculty members to academia and beyond. 

New Faculty Gain Valuable Insights at IUP Orientation Event

New tenure track faculty, temporary faculty, and teaching associates attended New Faculty Orientation, hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence and sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

CTE Welcomes New Associate Director

The Center for Teaching Excellence announces that Janet Blood will be the new associate director of Reflective Practice.

Center for Teaching Excellence Promotes Inclusive Language for Faculty

The Center for Teaching Excellence is promoting the DEI Syllabus Language.

Dahma, Flowers, and Palmiotto Win 2022–23 Open Educational Resources/Affordable Learning Award

Alfred Dahma, Timothy Flowers, and Andrea Palmiotto were named as winners of the 2022–23 OER/Affordable Learning Solutions Teaching Excellence Award for projects related to making learning more affordable and accessible.