Center for Teaching Excellence

Best Practices for Online Teaching

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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.

Spring Reflective Practice Events

Download the Spring 2023 upcoming events flier.

Turning Teaching into Research and Research into Teaching Panel

  • March 27
  • 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.; 126 Jane E. Leonard Hall

Creating Wicked Students: Re-thinking Higher Education in the Post-Pandemic World

  • April 13
  • 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.; B10 Jane E. Leonard Hall
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.

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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.

IUP Faculty Recognized with Center for Teaching Excellence 2022–23 Awards

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers awards that recognize teaching excellence and a commitment to our students.

IUP Hosting Author and Academic Montás for Discussion on Importance of “Great Books”

Author and academic Roosevelt Montás will present “Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation” at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Sutton Hall’s Gorell Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the community.

Grand Opening of Library Information Desk and Learning Commons

Explore the newly renovated IUP Libraries during a grand opening on Wednesday, September 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and enjoy food, fun, and giveaways as you tour the new areas. Everyone is welcome to participate!

CTE Announces 2022 Faculty Recognition Award Winners

The Center for Teaching Excellence congratulates the winners of the 2022 Faculty Recognition Awards! The purpose of the Faculty Recognition Awards is to acknowledge the multidimensional nature of the practice of teaching and to begin to recognize some of the many excellent faculty members at IUP.