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Celebration of Teaching

Celebration of Teaching annual poster session was held May 3 at the Kansas Union Ballroom. See a gallery of images from the event on the Celebration of Teaching page.
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Visit our gallery of course portfolios that exemplifies some of the best teaching and course redesign work accomplished by faculty members, instructional staff members, and departmental programs at KU.
Poster presenter at the 2019 Celebration of Teaching

CTE News and Features

From summit poll, a list of ways to create community in classes

Peter Felten’s keynote message about building relationships through teaching found a receptive audience at this year’s Teaching Summit. Felten, a professor of history and assistant provost for teaching and learning at Elon University, shared the stories of students who had made important…

As the academic year begins, think community and connection

In a focus group before the pandemic, I heard some heart-wrenching stories from students. One was from a young, Black woman who felt isolated and lonely. She mostly blamed herself, but the problems went far beyond her. At one point, she said: “There’s some small classes that I’m in and like, some…

KU Teaching Summit Focuses on Building Classroom Relationships

Peter Felten issued a clear call to action at this year’s Teaching Summit: Connect with students and help them connect with one another. Felten, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning and assistant provost for Teaching and Learning at Elon University, delivered the keynote address…

Research points to AI’s growing influence

If you are sitting on the fence, wondering whether to jump into the land of generative AI, take a look at some recent news – and then jump.

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