CTE has temporarily relocated to East Campus 3 (EC3). We will continue to offer our regular programs and services from our temporary offices and workshop locations.

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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. May 21, 2019CUT Award recipient takes instruction in critical thinking to the next levelSarah McCrackin

    The Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program provides a comprehensive teacher development experience that is open to PhD students at the University of Waterloo.

  2. 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." 

  3. Apr. 23, 2019New Teaching Tip: What Is Universal Design?

    "A typical example of UD is the use of sliding doors that open automatically: not only does this feature benefit people who use wheelchairs, it facilitates entry for people pushing strollers, those carrying a load of heavy boxes, and those who might have difficulty opening a door or navigating a doorway.

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