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.
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
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.
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.
- Mathew Mitchell
Education, Learning & Instruction. Co-Director CTE
- Keally McBride
Arts & Sciences. Co-Director, CTE 2014–15
- Tracy Seeley (sabbatical)
Arts & Sciences, English. Co-Director, CTE
- Susan Prion
Nursing. Associate Director, CTE 2013–2015
- Katie Hoffman
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.
- Araujo, Arturo
Arts & Sciences, Art + Architecture, 2013–2015
- Capitelli, Sarah
Education, Teacher Education, 2013–2015
- Dixon, Onllwyn
Education, International and Multicultural Education, Adjunct, 2014–2016
- Gilgan, Amy
- Holler, David
Arts & Sciences, Rhetoric & Language, 2014–2016
- Joshi, Alark
Arts & Sciences, Computer Science, 2014–2016
- Lusheck, Kate
Arts & Sciences, Art + Architecture, 2014–2016
- Purpora, Christina
- Rafael, Mark
Arts & Sciences, Performing Arts, Adjunct, 2013–2015
- Sidaoui, Mouwafac
Management, Business Analytics and Information Systems, 2014–2016
- Travis, Michelle
You’ll find key support items and quick-links in this sidebar area.
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.
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.
Click the header-link (above) to learn more about FLCs in general. Below are direct links to the specific FLC webpages.
Quickly find/download key documents here. Syllabus templates for A&S and SONHP only.
Mathew Mitchell and Keally McBride
University of San Francisco