The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation (CTEI) was opened at Salem College as part of the 2008 - 2013 Strategic Plan.
The director of the center is Paula Grafton Young, professor of mathematics. She says her role is to “assist faculty in innovative teaching by offering workshops, panels, discussions, guest speakers, information about conferences and general resources.”
The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning at Salem College through pedagogical development for faculty.
- To initiate programs and implement services that support all members of the faculty in their teaching roles.
- To introduce innovative teaching techniques, including the use of instructional technology.
- To foster campus-wide conversations about enhancing student learning.
- To provide web-based resources for faculty understanding and application of innovative teaching practices.
- To engage in inquiry and reflection that address Salem College’s evolving teaching and learning needs.
- To strengthen faculty advising as part of the teaching process at Salem College.
Along with advisor training, new faculty orientation and mentoring, and regular teaching-and-learning workshops and discussions, we focus a significant portion of CTEI events on assessment, instructional design, efficiency, two-way communication with students, and developing accessible online course materials. We also offer one-on-one consultations with faculty, or tailored workshops for groups of faculty. In addition, we run a self-paced Moodle Training course, along with assistance with all elements of the Google Suite for Education.
Location and Contact Information
The Center is located on the second floor of Gramley Library. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
via email, or 336-721-2747 by phone.