Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence

Founded in 2006, the Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence provides Suffolk University’s teacher-scholars with the tools they need to help our students achieve in all areas of their lives. We provide opportunities for members of the Suffolk community to engage in a range of diverse and effective professional development experiences.

Our programming and services are available to the College of Arts & Sciences, Sawyer Business School, and Suffolk Law School.

We're ready to help you examine ways to enhance your teaching and scholarly work. Our carefully selected resources, programs, and services are always evolving to meet your needs. As this site does not contain an exhaustive list of all that we provide, consider this an open invitation to contact us. We look forward to working with you! 

Congratulations Dr. Walter Johnson!

Winner, 2018 Innovative Teaching Award

Dr. Johnson was recognized in part for his incorporation of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom. Learn more about the Innovative Teaching Award.

Acting Provost Sebastian Royo smiles with his arm around Physics Professor Dr. Walter Johnson, who holds his award in his hands
Acting Provost Sebastian Royo and Physics Professor Dr. Walter Johnson

TEALIG Winner Scott Lussier

Scott, from the Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES), collaborated with Media Services to create drone operation instructional videos.

The videos, which explain how to fly a drone safely, will be used in future Introduction to Drones classes and labs to assist students in understanding standard flight procedures. Learn more about TEALIGs.

Scott Lussier talks with three female Suffolk students at the 2018 Sustainability Conference
Scott Lussier, CUES, with Suffolk students

Thank you for attending the 2018 Symposium!

Materials from the Keynote Address and Concurrent Sessions from the 2018 Symposium on Innovation in Teaching & Learning are now available on the Symposium website.
Man addresses seated audience at 2018 CTSE Symposium
The 2018 Symposium

Faculty Teaching & Learning Resources

A growing list of resources designed for use by all faculty (new and seasoned, full and part-time). Resources range from a variety of instructional strategies to inclusive hiring practices to links that provide academic support for your students.

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Syllabus Resources

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Learning Circles

Learning Circles are small communities of 6-12 colleagues who have an interest in exploring a particular teaching and learning topic. The Learning Circle is an opportunity for faculty (full and part-time) and staff to form community across disciplines.

Technology Innovation in Learning & Teaching (TILT)

The CTSE supports and encourages the use of technology to achieve course objectives based on educational research and best practices.

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

These tips, strategies, terms, and resources related to to teaching inclusively to diverse learners will give you the opportunity to create a positive, productive learning environment that leverages your students’ differences.

Course Design Institute

The CTSE now offers three versions of the CDI: Condensed CDI, Online CDI, and Traditional CDI. Get the tools you need to develop, revise, or revitalize your courses.