Building KU's Teaching and Learning Community

CTE Programs

Faculty members discussing teaching practicesCTE provides opportunities for faculty, instructional staff members, and graduate students to learn about recent developments in higher education and to share experiences and ideas with their peers. Visit the links above to learn more about CTE’s Best Practices Institute, offered each May for teachers who would like to reflect on and learn to represent their teaching and the Teaching Summit, held each August. 

Check out the information below on workshops and other programs offered at CTE on a regular basis. A calendar of these and other CTE events is also available.

TRESTLE Projects
TRESTLE is a multi-institution, NSF-Funded project that helps STEM faculty and departments transform undergraduate courses around evidence-based teaching strategies.

CTE Mini-Workshops
CTE Mini-Workshops are held from 12 – 1 PM at CTE. Check the CTE calendar for topics being discussed this semester.

Diversity Scholars
The Diversity Scholars Program promotes broad faculty adoption of teaching methods, strategies, and course materials that enhance inclusivity and respect for diversity in KU classes.

Working Groups
CTE’s Working Groups support the intellectual work that faculty members do in their teaching. Each Working Group focuses on a different facet of teaching in higher education. The groups allow participants to share information and experiences, pose and solve problems, and/or discover new ideas or approaches to teaching. During the 2015-16 academic year, groups will meet on these topics:

Teaching Post-doc Program
The Teaching Post-doc Program partners post-doctoral visiting assistant professors with KU faculty and GTAs to transform the way we teach large gateway courses by focusing on deep engagement in a class.

CHRP Project
The Collaborative Humanities Redesign Project (CHRP) offers KU faculty members who are redesigning a specific course to collaborate with similar faculty at three other institutions.

For more information about the Working Groups, contact CTE at 864-4199 or

CTE turns 25

The Center for Teaching Excellence is celebrating its 25th birthday this academic year. Watch for special events and workshops.