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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Our team partners with faculty and instructors to support the design, development, and implementation of learner-centered instruction.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Virginia Tech

Teaching and Learning

Considerations for moving courses online and virtual teaching effectiveness

Student Tips

Academic Success in an Online Environment

Faculty Tips

Building community and engaging students in online courses


Information for remote testing

Classroom Assessment Techniques (PDF)

Classroom assessment techniques are activities that can be used for both faculty and students to gather information on the learning process. They are generally simple activities that can provide useful formative information and feedback.

Integrating Learning Pauses into Your Lectures (PDF)
The term learning pause refers to pausing the lecture (or, more specifically, the instructor’s time directly expositing content) to incorporate active learning activities that focus on students processing the information from the lecture.

Interactive Lecturing (PDF)
Lecturing can be one of the most effective ways to deliver large amounts of content to a variety of class sizes. To contribute to higher levels of student success, incorporating strategies to make lectures more interactive is a way to engage students in the learning process.

CETL Staff Directory

Supporting Virginia Tech faculty

We offer an array of confidential, customized services to meet faculty needs, from consulting to workshops to certificates to annual conferences.

Workshops for Fall 2020


Instructional Grant Applications: Due October 15th


Monthly Awards: June

Greg Tew, 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech


Programs to support research-based teaching and learning design and strategies.


Customized and confidential consulting services to support research-based teaching and learning design and strategies.

Grants & Awards

Multiple grants support effective instruction and scholarship of teaching and learning. Award programs recognize faculty excellence in teaching and learning.


Conferences showcase the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Each year we welcome faculty and instructors from across the globe to engage in a community focused on teaching excellence.

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