Welcome

The Centre for Teaching Excellence collaborates with individuals, academic departments, and academic support units to foster capacity and community around teaching and to promote an institutional culture that values effective teaching and meaningful learning.

“Staff members of CTE are very highly respected among educational developers in Canada, as well as around the world. Their work is scholarly, grounded in current research on teaching and learning, innovative and carefully designed. CTE is one of the teaching centres we look to as an outstanding centre that models excellence in educational development.” — Feedback received via a "reputation survey" that CTE conducted as part of its 2017 External Review. 

  1. Nov. 11, 20192018-2019 Annual Report
    Front cover of CTE's 2018-2019 annual report: three University of Waterloo students smiling and looking at a laptop computer

    Hot off the press! See what we've been up to, including an overview of our core activities. View an accessibile PDF.

  2. Oct. 29, 2019New Communities of Practice

    We have two new Communities of Practice:

    The Collaboration and Teamwork Community of Practice provides an opportunity to connect with peers to share examples, experiences, ideas, resources, and best practices around collaboration, teamwork, and group work in education. Organized by the Department of Knowledge Integration and the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

    The first meeting will be held on Friday, November 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 

    For more information and to register visit: https://bit.ly/2Vihz0E

    The Educational Technologies Community of Practice aims to provide instructors with the opportunity to connect with peers to share examples, experiences, and best practices around all kinds of educational technologies. This community of practice will have a blended format combining both face-to-face and online opportunities to connect. Organized by the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

    The first meeting will be held on Monday, November 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

    For more information and to register visit: https://bit.ly/2W9jEfu

  3. May 9, 2019New Teaching Tip: Why Is Inclusive Design Important?

    New teaching tip sheet available: Why is inclusive instruction important? "Inclusive instructional practices … aim to remove unnecessary barriers and improve access for as many learners as possible." 

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