Faculty gather in Bricker Auditorium for the 2022 Teaching Summit

Programs and Initiatives

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers several programs that support instructors who want to pursue course transformation, incorporate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and become involved in an intellectual community of instructors.

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Campus Programs

We have resources for both new and experienced GTAs at KU. Many of these programs and projects contain opportunities for faculty funding, and all of them represent CTE’s mission to support instructors who want to develop as teachers.

National & International Initiatives

CTE is involved in several collaborations and networks that enable KU faculty to connect with colleagues on other campuses and bring national visibility to KU’s work on educational improvement an innovation.

Ongoing Grant Projects

The TRESTLE project implements and assesses a model for promoting widespread transformation of undergraduate STEM courses (and faculty members) using department-embedded pedagogy experts and community building, at a network of 7 research universities.
The Benchmarks for Teaching Effectiveness Grant is a collaborative grant with UMass Amherst, CU Boulder, and Michigan State to foster department adaptation of a multidimensional, multisource framework for the documentation, review and evaluation of teaching.
The Faculty Seminar grant supports the creation of an adaptable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Curriculum that integrates concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion, centering the work of visiting performing artists.
The Association of American Universities STEM education improvement grant is an initiative in which faculty teams from STEM departments are empowered to use institutional data to address questions about student learning and success in their curricula/programs.