The Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence (CTSE) was founded to ensure that Suffolk University delivers on its promise to provide quality education through outstanding teaching. To achieve this goal, the Center provides resources and tools to further develop teaching knowledge and skills among new and veteran faculty.

The CTSE also supports the professional development of faculty as scholars. We offer programming and services to the College of Arts & Sciences, Law School, and Sawyer Business School and through departmental programs or university initiatives.

The CTSE promotes evidence-based, student-centered teaching strategies that support learning for all Suffolk University students by:

  • Promoting learning experiences that are outcomes-based, active, collaborative and rigorous
  • Encouraging the creation of inclusive learning environments that leverage the varied experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives of students
  • Identifying and sharing ever-evolving research that supports student learning and helps students become independent, reflective learners

We offer programs to all Suffolk University faculty that:

  • Foster cross-disciplinary pedagogical conversations and research activities
  • Provide opportunities for faculty to develop and improve upon course design, instructional and assessment skills through workshops and individual consultations
  • Encourage the dissemination and sharing of effective teaching and scholarly practices among individuals, academic departments, schools, and the higher education community

Affiliations & Memberships

We are proudly affiliated with the following organizations:

Join the Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is an industry leader in advancing digital teaching and learning experiences. The organization provides a multitude of programs and resources for enhancing online courses. Suffolk is a proud member of the Consortium, and faculty can utilize their resources by registering with your Suffolk email. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of their many publications, workshops, and online communities.

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