The CTFE offers a range of learning and support opportunities for instructors across Mason’s campuses, whether you are just getting started or have years of experience. We invite you to explore our online resources and to visit us at the Center.

~Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence Team


CTFE Announcements and Events

>>2015 Teaching Excellence Award Winners
We are proud to announce our 2015 Teaching Excellence Award winners, Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award winners, and our Teachers of Distinction! Many thanks to all of the finalists and nominees for their continued dedication to enhancing student learning, as well as to the members of the our selection committees for all of their hard work in making these awards possible.

>>Call for Applications: PROV 701
Are you a PhD or MFA student interested in joining the academic ranks after graduation? Enroll in our program on Preparing for Careers in the Academy! Admission into the program is competitive, and the deadline to apply is March 30. Please see the program page for more program details and the application process.

>>WORKSHOP: Strategies for writing letters of recommendation for students
Learn how to set your students apart! Wednesday, April 1st, 12:00pm-1:00pm in Merten 3300.  See our special events page for more details!

>>Spring Reading Group: Make It Stick
Our next meeting is Thursday, April 2nd, 2:00pm-3:30pm in Research 163 (Chs. 6 & 7) – you won’t want to miss this discussion about debunking myths about learning styles!

>>Graduate Student Workshop on Communicating your research
As part of the Thriving in Graduate School series, we’ll be talking about crafting a syllabus and preparing to be instructor of record on Friday, April 3rd, 1:30pm-2:50pm. Please register here.

>>Notes of Excellence, Issue 015
Check out our latest issue here, which includes strategies for navigating weather-related disruptions! Did we miss your inbox? Be sure to subscribe!

>>Spring Faculty Write-Ins
Working on a writing project but can’t seem to dedicate proper time to it? Join Mason’s community of writing peers on Friday mornings for uninterrupted work time in a distraction-free work place. Space is limited – sign up and get more information here!

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Questions About Teaching?

“How do I improve my lecturing style?” “How do I construct effective exams?” “What do I do if I catch a student cheating or plagiarizing?”

These are some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) posed by Faculty and GTAs. Find out more here.