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


>>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.

>>Course (Re)Design Academy: Proposals Due April 14
Are you teaching a new course next year, shifting to a new delivery model, or just hoping to refresh a course you’ve taught previously? Join us on June 7-8 and/or in one of our Faculty Learning Communities to gain ideas and peer support! See more information and find a link to our proposal form on our CRA webpage.

>>Faculty Learning Communities for Fall 2017: Apply by April 14
Are you looking to support faculty in your program who are exploring active learning or new structures for lab sessions? Would you like to meet with faculty from across campus who share your interest in STEM education, community-based learning, or scholarship on teaching? See our page for more information or to propose a Faculty Learning Community for the fall and/or spring terms of next year.

>>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!

Looking for Another Professional Development Opportunity?

Attend the Open Textbook Workshop Friday, March 24 from 1:30-3pm to discuss alternatives to costly textbooks.
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.