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Great Teaching is at the Heart of Student Success

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce a targeted initiative aimed at providing support for faculty to learn about and apply proven teaching techniques. Selected faculty members will be chosen from an applicant pool to participate in SWOSU Instructional Excellence Academy. This academy is for the improvement/enhancement of the instructional role of SWOSU faculty.  Knowledgeable Teaching and Learning Coordinators and future Instructional Excellence Fellows will facilitate the on-line academy and will structure face-to-face sessions that provide wrap-around support, an essential element of this program.


To prepare and challenge university faculty to take an active role in continually improving the quality of their instruction in order to help students succeed.


To learn the essentials of great college instruction including:

  • Designing an effective course and class
  • Establishing a productive learning environment
  • Using active learning techniques
  • Promoting higher order thinking
  • Assessing to promote learning and informed instruction

Objectives and/or outcomes:

  • Faculty feel more confident in their teaching
  • Faculty learn and interact with other faculty around teaching/learning
  • Faculty learn how to improve course delivery
  • Faculty learn to use new teaching resources
  • Faculty learn to use accommodations, accessibility, and universal design
  • Student learning and success will improve
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