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


>>2017 Innovations in Teaching & Learning conference: Call for Proposals
Share your teaching insights, strategies, and tips with other Mason faculty by leading a session at our 2017 Innovations in Teaching & Learning (ITL) Conference (September 22)! See conference details and submission guidelines on our revamped ITL Conference page. New this year: share-a-thon session and 20-minute teaching demos, as well as a streamlined submission process! Proposals are due Monday, March 20.

>>PROV 701: Preparing for Careers in the Academy: Now Accepting Applications
Are you a PhD/MFA graduate student going to on the academic job market in the next two years? Apply to join the 2017-18 cohort to prepare for your career today! See program and application forms on our program page. Applications are due Monday, March 27.

>>Congratulations to Dr. Danny Menascé!
Dr. Danny Menascé (CS) is one of 12 recipients of the statewide 2017 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards. These awards are the Commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty at Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities and recognize superior accomplishments in teaching, research, and public service. Cheers, Danny!

>>Post-Election Classroom Support
Seeking guidance as to how to approach your students in the post-election wake? The University of Michigan has created a resource to help instructors navigate difficult conversations that may arise in the classroom. You may also find our page on Creating Inclusive Classrooms helpful.

Looking for Another Professional Development Opportunity?
See our Calendar of Events page for upcoming teaching & learning related events and opportunities at Mason.

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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.