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Center For Advancing Teaching Excellence

The Moody College Center for Advancing Teaching Excellence (CATE) shines a spotlight on outstanding teaching and encourages effective teaching practices. Learn more about our initiatives, the services we provide, and news and events in the exciting world of Moody teaching and learning. 





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Moody Shoutouts



Recognition of Teaching Excellence in Moody College

Faculty Spotlight

Josh Gunn is a professor of communication studies. He is currently teaching COM370H (Hygiene/Politics of Waste) and CMS 390R (The Subject). Gunn’s most recent book Political Perversion: Rhetorical Aberration in the Time of Trumpeteering, was published in 2020.

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A woman, Karen Schlag, smiling for the camera next to with brown hair next to a black dog with white around it's mouth

Graduate Student Spotlight

Karen Schlag is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication Studies. She was a multi-year Assistant Instructor for the department’s Language, Communication and Culture course, and is currently a teaching assistant for Dr. Dina Inman Ramgolam’s Digital Communication class. Before starting her doctoral program at UT, she worked at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) as a lecturer.

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What are people saying about CATE?

CATE staff have been a wonderful resource to me...They have had immense patience and a willingness to help which is remarkable. They never fail to convey to me that they are keenly interested in the issues and problems that I bring to them, and they are indefatigable in searching for solutions.
      - Meme Drumwright, Advertising & Public Relations

It was great to have Moody resources when we were scrambling just to keep our heads above water. But now it’s imperative to be proactive about pedagogy and engage in the best practices – CATE directly leads us in this mission. CATE makes Moody the home of better educators.
   - Kathleen McElroy, Journalism and Media

As a professor who likes to try new things, it's reassuring to know CATE always has my back. I couldn't do what I do without them. [CATE] is a one-stop shop for a professor who wants to shine. At the end of the day, teaching is about engaging your students, and that is where CATE makes a difference for all of us.
     - Joe Cutbirth, Communication Studies

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