THANK YOU LAUREL!

After 20 years at Duquesne University, Laurel is leaving us! On her last day (today), we at CTE wanted to send out a post thanking her for all that she’s done for us. At her goodbye party, over one hundred faculty that have been positively affected by Laurel and her work at CTE came to bid …

Summer Classes: Opportunities for Teaching and Learning

A Teaching and Learning Tip by Steve Hansen For Faculty and TAs Use summer classes as an opportunity to try something new in your teaching repertoire. Summer classes are often intensive in nature.  This requires that you employ a purposeful sequencing of the course to increase students’ learning.  In a non-summer class, the sequencing of …

Breaking a Stigma: Allowing Doodling in the Classroom

Every year at the Duquesne University Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium (URSS), the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) gives an award to a student project that focuses on the study of human learning in any of its many contexts. Eligible projects explore topics on how and where learning happens or what empowers or hinders people …

Congratulations to CTE’s 2019 URSS Winner, Brittney Lybarger

The Duquesne University Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is pleased to award an Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium (URSS) project that focuses on the study of human learning in any of its many contexts, including but not limited to K-12 education, college, community, and clinical settings. Eligible projects explore topics such as how and where learning …

The Key to Lifelong Learning: Self-Motivation

By: Kiara Yough, CTE Student Aide Duquesne University, Biomedical Engineering Getting a formal education is something that many are not lucky enough to have, and I am extremely thankful to be given the opportunity of going to college. Yet here I find myself, in another slump where my learning seems too slow. We are often …