The Center for Teaching Excellence provides all who teach at The College of Saint Scholastica with professional development opportunities that promote teaching excellence. Led by Director Dr. Lisa Larson, the Center offers programs and events for faculty across The College aimed at enhancing teaching for the improvement of student learning.
Faculty and staff are welcome to call, e-mail, or stop by to discuss teaching topics, browse teaching resources, request a literature review on a teaching topic, inquire about current programs and events, or offer programming suggestions. Departments and programs are invited to request a custom workshop tailored to their group's needs.
The CSS Center for Teaching Excellence was established in June 2012 as a result of the work of the Center for Teaching and Learning Task Force during the 2010-11 Academic Year. The Center for Teaching Excellence builds on the commitment to excellence in teaching demonstrated by the campus community throughout The College's history.
The Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Committee meets monthly during the academic year to advise, guide, and support the Center and its mission. Members of the 2012-2013 Advisory Committee are:
Sarah Bryans-Bongey, Academic Technology Coordinator
Sandra Marden-Lokken, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
Dr. Larry McGahey, Professor, Chemistry
Dr. Sheryl Sandahl, Assistant Professor and Chair, Postbaccalaureate Nursing
Dr. Denise Starkey, Assistant Professor and Chair, Theology and Religious Studies
Click a link above to view the video "Considering the Courage and Practice of Teaching," an hour of conversation between Parker Palmer and Maryellen Weimer.
Access to the video for all CSS faculty and staff is provided by the Center for Teaching Excellence. No new account needed -- just enter with your Cor login when prompted. See Resources for video details.