Building KU's Teaching and Learning Community


Welcome to the Center for Teaching Excellence.


Andrea Follmer Greenhoot

CTE Director

Welcome to the website for the Center for Teaching Excellence. At CTE, our goal is to foster an intellectual community of instructors devoted to improving their teaching practices and increasing student learning. We hope you find the many resources on this website helpful for yourself as well as your students. We also encourage you to take note of the opportunities for faculty funding and course transformation sponsored by CTE, as well as recent publications on the scholarship of teaching.

Faculty and instructional staff are invited to the annual KU Teaching Summit on Thursday, August 19, in Lawrence. The theme of this year’s conference is Higher Education for the Common Good. Dr. Ashley Finley will present the keynote, which will focus on preparing students to contribute to the common good while developing individual abilities to flourish in their lives and careers. Register online by August 16. See the program hereQuestions? Contact Judy Eddy at

CTE's Fall 2021 workshops and meetings will be held in person or remotely. Please check this page in mid-August for details, or contact Judy Eddy at

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News & Notes

CTE Learning Community:  Teaching at a Predominantly White Institution

After registering for the sessions below, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All sessions are held from 12:00 - 12:55 p.m. on their respective dates. 

SESSION 1: Tuesday, Sept. 28th

An Underrepresentation/PWI Conundrum: “I do want to share my experiences, but I don’t want to leave the conversation exhausted—again.”

Register in advance for this meeting.

SESSION 2: Tuesday, Oct. 19th

What Does It Mean to Move to Action on a PWI Campus?

Register in advance for this meeting.

SESSION 3: Tuesday, Nov. 2nd

Getting Caught Off Guard and Handling the “-isms” that Students Bring into the Classroom

Register in advance for this meeting.

SESSION 4: Tuesday, Nov. 16th

Topic to be decided by learning community

Register in advance for this meeting. 

SESSION 5: Tuesday, Nov. 30th

Topic to be decided by learning community

Register in advance for this meeting. 

See how CTE has been helping KU faculty adapt and innovate their teaching.

Visit the Flex Teaching sitewhich provides help for creating flexible courses that can shift between in-person and online.