>>Introducing the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning!
The Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence and the Office of Digital Learning have united to become the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning. We have moved into our new offices on Innovation Hall Fourth Floor, which include several new collaborative spaces where we can work with Mason faculty. All of the CTFE online contacts will redirect to our new email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Twitter (@StearnsCenter), and web pages (stearnscenter.gmu.edu), but this is a great time to update your links! We appreciate your patience with our real and virtual dust as we enhance our resources to better serve the Mason teaching and learning community.
>>The Stearns Center Named in Honor of Dr. Peter Stearns
The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning honors Peter N. Stearns, University Professor of History and Art History and Provost Emeritus. He founded Mason’s original Center for Teaching Excellence in 2000; as Provost from 2000-2014, he provided crucial support in its foundational years. Watch for additional “grand opening” events this fall to celebrate our new center. Read more about the new center here.
>>Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference Friday, 9/22 (8am-6pm)–Register today!
Want to talk with colleagues about teaching and get ideas? Join us for a fun, food-filled day featuring keynote speaker Kentaro Toyama (author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing social change from the cult of technology) and 30+ sessions led by Mason instructors! See our page for more information and to REGISTER, or browse the PROGRAM SCHEDULE. Nominal registration fee. Discounts for adjunct faculty; free for graduate students and volunteers!
Questions About Teaching?
“How do I improve my lecturing style?” “How do I construct effective exams?” “What do I do if I catch a student cheating or plagiarizing?”
These are some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) posed by Faculty and GTAs. Find out more here.