Class Makes Link Between Engineering and Social Justice Crystal Clear

July 7, 2021

Engineering Ph.D. Bethany Gordon developed the Engineering Social Justice course during the Center for Teaching Excellence's Course Design Institute. The course focuses on helping students understand not only why, but how to make social justice part of their future engineering designs.

WTJU combining education with all that jazz

July 4, 2021

After receiving a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, WTJU is developing a jazz curriculum with the help of the Center for Teaching Excellence.

PhD+ Spotlight: CTE Intern Christina Boltsi

May 19, 2021

A PhD Plus intern at the Center for Teaching Excellence during the 2020-21 academic year, Christina Boltsi talks about her time in the position supporting professional development programs for graduate students.

CTE Supports Eight Units Undertaking Curriculum (Re)Design

May 17, 2021

From the School of Data Science to the Department of Drama, the CTE is engaging in curriculum design work with eight different units across Grounds. We announce the next grant cohort and also speak with a 2020 recipient that is making great strides toward completing their curriculum redesign.

Q&A: CTE Faculty Fellow Kate Stephenson

March 25, 2021

The CTE is thrilled to welcome Kate Stephenson to our team as a CTE Faculty Fellow. She will focus her efforts on supporting our community-engaged initiatives. Kate shares some of her hopes and plans for the next year.

Public Service Week Set to Return in Full Force – Virtually

March 11, 2021

One of the week’s highlights will be when Randy Stoecker, a renowned sociology professor from the University of Wisconsin, gives a talk, “From the Margins to the Streets: Higher Ed Community Engagement for Justice,” that is being sponsored by UVA’s Center for Teaching Excellence, Equity Center, and Office for Academic Outreach.

Scrap the Syllabus: In This Batten Course, Students Take the Lead

February 19, 2021

In his Virginia Politics and Policy course, Batten Professor Andy Pennock asks his students to choose policy problems facing the Commonwealth that they’d like to see solved. Then, the class works together to both determine relevant readings and invite guests to speak on the issues they’ve selected. Pennock designed the class through UVA’s Center for Teaching Excellence, using a model called "open inquiry."

Building a Sustained Commitment to Community-Engaged Teaching

February 16, 2021

The Jefferson Trust awarded the Office for Academic Outreach and Center for Teaching Excellence a $130,000 grant to create the infrastructure to support the expansion of community-engaged courses at UVA. Read more on how the funding will be used.