The mission of the Center for Teaching Excellence is to inspire and enable faculty to enhance teaching potential and effectiveness such that students are more likely to achieve the desired learning outcomes. The CTE uses a collaborative approach, building on faculty strengths, focusing on the tasks of instruction and learning, and bringing faculty in contact with excellent instructional practices and technology.
- Offer instructional strategies and support using a collaborative, problem-solving approach to improve learning.
- Encourage a focus on how students learn and how different teaching approaches can impact student learning.
- Demonstrate and facilitate the appropriate use of instructional technologies to enhance learning.
- Assist faculty in developing student learning outcomes and designing appropriate assessment methods.
- Provide opportunities for faculty to come together to share teaching experiences and expertise.
- Provide orientations to new faculty.
- Provide opportunities for renewal and growth in teaching to senior faculty.
The CTE's Guiding Principles
- The CTE supports a campus culture that recognizes and values the faculty role. Participation in CTE activities is voluntary, confidential and developmental rather than evaluative.
- The CTE does not engage in personnel-making decisions.
- The CTE attempts to develop a variety of ways to share the talent, energy and expertise of our instructors.
- The CTE attempts to increase communication about teaching and learning.
- The CTE provides a place for accessing resources and exchanging ideas on current teaching practices.
The Center for Teaching Excellence was established in 1994 through the vision of a group of interested volunteer faculty, administrators and staff who were inspired by the 1989 International Conference on Teaching Excellence in Austin, Texas. This planning group developed the mission and goals that would create "A Place for Faculty" to enable the enhancement of teaching potential and effectiveness. They wished to create a place for faculty to exchange ideas and resources, be assisted with course and lesson development, and have opportunities to learn new skills.
The CTE is directed by an experienced group of faculty and staff with expertise in course design, curriculum development and course technology. The Center is operationally under the Academic Affairs Office, which gives staff direct access to the College's initiatives that impact faculty and students. The CTE is then able to respond in a timely manner to areas of support needed by the faculty.
Finding Lansing Community College
The LCC Maps section has a number of maps available to help you find LCC's main campus. Alternately, you can use Google Maps to get turn-by-turn directions from your house to the CTE. All you have to do is fill in your starting address.
Getting to the Center for Teaching Excellence
Once you are on LCC's main campus, you can use the map below to find the TLC building and the location of the Center for Teaching Excellence.
The CTE is on the third floor of the TLC building in room 324.