Center for Advancing Teaching Excellence: Initiatives

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CATE Initiatives

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New Faculty Support

CATE offers trainings for new faculty and graduate students at the start of each fall semester in addition to individual consultations and ongoing support to help new instructors get off to a good start.


Undergraduate Learning Assistant (ULA) Program

The ULA program partners faculty with a student who has completed their class to work 10 hours a week and assists with instructional duties, office hours, research for class, test new assignments, tech support, and more. They also provide near-peer mentoring to help other students, currently taking the class, to be successful. 

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Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Inclusive teaching benefits all students and can be incorporated into any and all new and existing courses. This site provides small things that you can do to make your classrooms and your teaching more inclusive. 


Teaching Exchange

CATE hosts events where instructors can informally raise questions, share ideas, and explore potential solutions. The main focus is dialogue, sharing, and exploration in a collegial, social atmosphere. Bring your lunch and join the conversation.

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One Thing That Works

Hear from Moody faculty about how they are using small, easily implementable improvements to their classes to really make a difference in the learning experience for their students.

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Kick It Up A Notch

Looking to boost your next class? Incorporate some new tools? Check out this set of short videos to learn some ways to make your classes pop.

Contact Us

Email us with questions, to request a training, or to make an appointment.