Welcome to CTE

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.

“CTE is one of the teaching centres we look to as an outstanding centre that models excellence in educational development.” 
— 2017 External Review.

  1. June 9, 2022Donna Ellis ICED interview
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    Centre for Teaching Excellence Director Donna Ellis has been announced as the next President-Elect of the International Consortium for Educational Development. She recently sat down with a colleague in the CTE for an interview about this new position.

    Donna, you’ve just been named as the President-Elect of the International Consortium for Educational Development. Congratulations and tell us about that organization.

    The International Consortium for Educational Development  — ICED (pronounced i-ced), for short — is a kind of “meta” organization. Started in 1993, it supports collaboration among educational development networks around the world. For example, Canada’s STLHE is a member, and so is the POD Network in the US, SEDA in the UK, and INCATHE in Israel. In total, there are 27 member networks from all around the world. The members of these networks share resources and learn from one another. 

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  2. June 6, 2022Want to work at CTE? Have a look at these opportunities!

    The Centre for Teaching Excellence is currently advertising two positions:

    CTE Faculty Liaison - Faculty of Health (13 month term)
    A CTE Faculty Liaison provides expert advice to instructors, primarily in their Faculty, regarding teaching strategies, learning activities, course design, assessment methods, instructional innovations and the integration of appropriate and effective learning technologies into face-to-face and blended learning course designs. This role works in conjunction with various colleagues in their associated departments, Faculties, and/or university support units as well as colleagues at CTE, primarily the other Liaisons and CTE Senior Educational Developers. More details about this opportunity are available on the Careers at Waterloo site. 

    Educational Developer, Anti-racist Pedagogies (full-time, permanent)
    The Centre for Teaching Excellence aims to foster teaching excellence, innovation, and inquiry by supporting instructor development, promoting a community around teaching, and nurturing a culture of teaching and learning at Waterloo. The primary purpose of the Educational Developer, Anti-Racist and Culturally Relevant Pedagogies, is to support faculty, graduate student, and postdoctoral fellows seeking to teach and supervise more inclusively. As part of Indigenous Knowledges/Anti Racism team the within CTE, the position will interact with our programming teams and curriculum team as well as with staff from the Indigenous Relations and Equity Offices. More details about this opportunity are available on the Careers at Waterloo site. 

    Learn more about the mission, vision, and values of Centre for Teaching Excellence. We are a friendly, collegial, professional place to work!  

  3. Apr. 28, 2022Julia Burke hired as new Faculty Liaison
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    CTE is pleased to announce that we've hired Julia Burke to replace Scott Anderson as Faculty Liaison for Environment as well as Accounting & Finance, Political Science, and Economics. 

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