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.
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.