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


>>Workshop – Making the Most of Active Learning Classrooms
Teaching in one of Mason’s active learning classrooms? Join us on Wednesday, June 3, for a full-day workshop on how to design your course to make the most of Mason’s flexible, active learning classrooms. Space is limited – register by Wednesday, May 27.

>>The End of the Semester Has Come!
Congratulations to the Class of 2015 – we wish our graduates great success in their professional endeavors! Thank you to our faculty and students for all of their hard work during the past semester. Faculty, please keep us in mind as a resource as you plan your fall courses – we are happy to assist you!

>>New Faculty Orientation
Save the dates! New Faculty Orientation will be held on Monday, August 24 through Tuesday, August 25. Although we are still working on this year’s schedule, our draft version is up for an idea of how our orientation session is structured.

>>Grant opportunity: Global Collaborative Classroom Initiative
Grants up to $3500 to transform an existing course into a team taught course with a university abroad. Proposals due Friday, June 19. Please see GCC page for more details.

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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.