The Faculty Lounge

Our mission at the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of San Francisco is to celebrate, support and help develop excellent teaching across the university, at all stages of a faculty member’s career.

Three Hubs

We are guided by three hubs as we develop our activities and programs.

  • Building a sense of community among teaching faculty
  • Presenting opportunities for faculty to enhance and enrich their teaching practice
  • Using technology to enhance student learning

Five Principles

When developing new activities, or resources, we always keep in mind the following principles.

  • We foster conversation among faculty across disciplines, across schools, and at all stages of their careers.
  • Participation is voluntary.
  • Participation is confidential. We do not report faculty participation in CTE programs to any administrators. We will provide documentation to any faculty member who requests it.
  • The Center does not evaluate teaching for the purposes of tenure and promotion.
  • The Center evolves to meet real faculty needs.

CTE People

The CTE is run by a small group of faculty and staff. Critical to our success is the Steering Committee that provides feedback and helps initiate new programming.

CTE Faculty & Staff

We are composed of two Co-Directors, one Associate Director, and a Program Assistant.

CTE Steering Committee

The CTE Steering Committee comprises representatives from each school, the library, adjunct faculty, and the Center for Instructional Technology (CIT). Members currently serve two-year terms and are nominated by their respective Deans. Additionally, winners of the University Distinguished Teaching Award are invited to join the committee for one year following their award.

  1. Araujo, Arturo
    Arts & Sciences, Art + Architecture, 2013–2015
  2. Capitelli, Sarah
    Education, Teacher Education, 2013–2015
  3. Dixon, Onllwyn
    Education, International and Multicultural Education, Adjunct, 2014–2016
  4. Gilgan, Amy
    Library, 2013–2015
  5. Holler, David
    Arts & Sciences, Rhetoric & Language, 2014–2016
  6. Joshi, Alark
    Arts & Sciences, Computer Science, 2014–2016
  7. Lusheck, Kate
    Arts & Sciences, Art + Architecture, 2014–2016
  8. Purpora, Christina
    Nursing, 2014–2016
  9. Rafael, Mark
    Arts & Sciences, Performing Arts, Adjunct, 2013–2015
  10. Sidaoui, Mouwafac
    Management, Business Analytics and Information Systems, 2014–2016
  11. Travis, Michelle
    Law, 2014–2016

You’ll find key support items and quick-links in this sidebar area.

Stay Connected

We’re Social. No matter your preference: Twitter or Facebook, we’re there! And we have a great collection of interviews at our SoundCloud account.

Send an Email

Send a quick email using the handy form below.

Peer Coaching

This is our one-to-one service to help faculty improve on whatever specific aspects of their pedagogy they wish to sharpen.

Get Thee to a Library

Who doesn’t love Gleeson? Below you’ll find uber-handy library links.

Faculty Learning Communities

Click the header-link (above) to learn more about FLCs in general. Below are direct links to the specific FLC webpages.

2014–2015 FLCs

2013–2014 FLCs

Key Downloads

Quickly find/download key documents here. Syllabus templates for A&S and SONHP only.

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Mathew Mitchell and Keally McBride
University of San Francisco