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

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.

Join our Events

Course Design Clinic

Join fellow Virginia Tech faculty, CETL staff, and TLOS staff to explore tools and resources for designing or redesigning your summer and fall courses.

Spring Teaching Workshops

Join CETL staff for one, or more, teaching workshops this semester.

CIRTL Cross-Network Programs

The Center for the Integration of Reseach, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) offers workshops and courses throughout the spring semester.

Excellence in Teaching Spotlight

Shamindri Arachchige has been recognized in the most recent Excellence in Teaching Spotlight by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech.

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.

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    Programs support research-based teaching and learning design and strategies through certificate programs, learning communities, and workshop offerings.

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    Customized and confidential teaching observation and consulting services to support research-based teaching and learning design and strategies. Faculty partner with center staff to consider current teaching strategies, set meaningful goals, and develop action plans.

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    Grants and Awards

    Multiple grants support effective instruction and scholarship of teaching and learning. Awards and spotlights recognize faculty excellence in teaching and learning.

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    Teaching as Research

    The Center offers programs, services, and dissemination opportunities for the scholarly work of teaching and learning through conferences, consultations, and retreats.

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