There’s Something That Makes These Graduate Instructors Special

May 21, 2020

At the Center for Teaching Excellence, psychology graduate student Victoria Mauer taught other graduate instructors “inclusive and contemplative pedagogical practices” to help engage their undergraduates in discussions on challenging topics.

UVA enlists parents in asking students to return home

March 16, 2020

To prepare for online classes, UVA is surveying faculty to determine the support they need for the transition and providing assistance. UVA’s Center for Teaching Excellence also is hosting webinars to help faculty members.

Holding the Course, Virtually

March 13, 2020

As UVA faculty shift all spring semester courses from the classroom to virtual delivery, the A&S Learning Design & Technology team, alongside other partners like the Center for Teaching Excellence, is working to ensure instructors have the tools and support they need to make the transition as smooth as possible.

PhD+ Spotlight: Teaching Liaison Yiqing Song

February 28, 2020

Astronomy graduate student Yiqing Song shares her experience in the PhD Plus Liaisons Program, where she has co-developed and co-facilitated a workshop for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) in the STEM fields.

PhD+ Spotlight: Teaching Liaison Sharon Philip

February 26, 2020

Physics graduate student Sharon Philip shares her experience in the PhD Plus Liaisons Program, where she is making efforts to not only encourage active communication between graduate students and the administration, but also bridge the gap between TAs and students in STEM disciplines.

Benefits to a Contemplative Approach to Teaching and Learning

December 31, 2019

This diverse, transdisciplinary group joined the Contemplative Faculty Learning Community (CFLC) as part of attending the Center for Teaching Excellence’s award-winning Course Design Institute (CDI) this past summer. CDI is an intensive, week-long seminar for faculty to design or redesign a course with learner-centered principles in mind.