Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence New Services for Students and Faculty
During the fall 2004 semester the Center
for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE) provided
peer tutoring, reading and writing consultation for
more than 900 undergraduate and graduate students.
Several workshops were provided to students to help
them make the most of their time management and improve
their study skills. In the spring 2005 semester students
will be able to access several tutorials online related
to note taking, reading strategies and organizational
skills. These tutorials can be accessed via the CTLE
Web site at www.scranton.edu/ctle. Each tutorial is
about 15 minutes in duration and provides excellent
information to help students achieve success at the
University of Scranton. In addition on the CTLE Web
site is a tutorial to help students navigate effectively
through the Blackboard Course Management System that
is used by faculty teaching online and in traditional
The CTLE houses a teaching library with resources
for faculty. The CTLE resource library has over 300
titles covering a wide array of topics ranging from
teaching methods, learning styles, assessment, information
literacy, and other related items in higher education.
The book listing is searchable by title, author, call
number, ISBN, editor and year. Faculty can access
this information on the CTLE Web site.
Many activities are planned for spring 2005 for faculty
advancement including small group discussions offered
by faculty to colleagues to enhance pedagogical skills.
The topics for these monthly discussions will vary
and are designed to stimulate collegial exchanges
on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Once again the CTLE in conjunction with the Office
of the Provost will sponsor the Part-Time Faculty
Teaching Excellence Award. Part-time faculty may self-nominate
or be nominated by colleagues. The deadline for applying
for this award is March 10, 2005. Please visit the
CTLE Web site for more information on upcoming events.
Faculty and students can register for programs and
services online. For further information please do
not hesitate to contact the CTLE staff at ext. 4038.