of Academic Affairs
CLTE MISSION STATEMENT
The Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence (CLTE) was developed to provide an institutional structure to:
CLTE as Clearinghouse
The Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence serves as a central clearinghouse for the integration of various activities and initiatives of the College related to teaching and learning including the Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) initiative.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CLTE):
Faculty Development Programs
Receptions for Adjunct Faculty are held each semester to foster dialogue with part-time faculty, to apprise them of faculty development programs, and to encourage greater participation in the life of the College by adjunct faculty.
Each academic year faculty members new to Medgar Evers College are invited to participate in workshops designed to help them make connections and become oriented to the College culture and teaching and learning context.
These faculty and staff workshops are offered to assist faculty in understanding and promoting this teaching and learning strategy designed to promote academic enhancement, personal growth, and civic engagement.
Research and Publication
These workshops are for faculty who are working on articles, book chapters and research. Faculty discuss their work with peers and receive feedback. This workshop series aims to assist faculty in preparing to submit work for publication.
In collaboration with the Department of Instructional Technology, workshops are presented in areas to meet faculty technology needs.
The Center hosts at least one active learning mini-conference each semester. The conferences give faculty the opportunity to present and discuss teaching strategies which encourage student engagement with content in ways which foster higher level thinking and promote student responsibility for learning.
Special Interests Groups
The Center facilitates special interests groups that focus on issues related to teaching, learning and faculty scholarship. Current interest groups are related to integrative learning and the dissertation process.
Faculty Dialogues on the Core
This program presents a series of discussions where faculty have the opportunity to discuss, debate and dialogue on the effectiveness of the Core Curriculum.
Faculty Development Intersession Conference
During the intersession of each academic year, the Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs sponsors a Faculty Development Conference to dialogue among faculty and to promote ideas related to knowledge, techniques, and skills of excellent teaching and enhanced learning.
CLTE awards provide financial support for faculty to engage in research or explore new ways of teaching and improving curricula. Awards are also given to reward faculty for outstanding teaching.
For further information concerning CLTE programs and services, please contact: