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


>>2016 Spring Reading Group
CTFE invites the Mason community to join us for our next Spring Reading Group. We will be discussing Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers by Alison James and Stephen Brookfield. Please see the program page for meeting dates, more information, and to register. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis (with a waitlist).

>>Call for Nominations: 2016 Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
We are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. The deadline is December 2. Please see the awards page for nomination guidelines.

>>Winter Faculty Writing Retreat
Need to get started or make headway on a writing project before the next semester begins? Join us on a two-day retreat in early January, where we offer uninterrupted work time, a distraction-free work place, a supportive and collegial community of peers, and sessions on the habits of mind and resources that support writing productivity. Space is limited; the deadline to apply is December 4. Please see the program page for more details.

>>Graduate Students: PROV 601 – Thriving in Graduate School
The deadline to apply for the spring 2016 cohort has passed, but you can still register for individual workshops associated with the program. See the program page for dates and to register.

Please join us for one of our events, like the upcoming Lunch & Learn on “Designing Your Course with Academic Integrity in Mind” on November 18. See our SPECIAL EVENTS page for 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.