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


>>Call for Proposals: 2015 ITL Conference
We are now accepting proposals for our 2015 Innovations in Teaching & Learning conference. This year’s theme is “The Science of Learning: Using Research to Improve Teaching.” Proposals will be accepted through March 23; please see our call for more details.

>>Mid-semester feedback
Wondering how your course is going this semester? Take a moment to gather some quick mid-semester feedback from students with our tips on classroom assessment techniques (CAT’s) See resources here!

>>Interested in improving your online discussions?
See our special events page for an co-sponsored event on this topic Thursday, March 5th, Noon-1:30pm in JC Room F

>>Spring Reading Group: Make It Stick
There are still a few spaces! Next meeting is Thursday, March 5th, 2-3:30pm in Research 163 (Ch. 4 & 5)–You won’t want to miss this discussion about debunking learning styles!

>>Graduate student workshop on teaching
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, March 6th, 1:30-2:50pm please register here.

>>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.