Center for Teaching Excellence

Murphy Building
600 Forbes Avenue 20 Chatham Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.5177

    "We help faculty and TAs excel as teacher-scholars deeply invested in students' learning."

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    Center for Teaching Excellence

    The Flourishing Academic

    Check out The Flourishing Academic, CTE's newest online resource! We have entered the blogosphere in order to increase community and conversation surrounding our favorite topic: teaching. The Flourishing Academic is a multi-voice blog devoted to exploring the question, "How can we as teacher-scholars thrive in academia?" and featuring posts on teaching and learning by CTE staff, faculty guest bloggers, and participants in our Certificate of University Teaching. The blog will also highlight outstanding Duquesne teacher-scholars through brief monthly interviews. We hope you visit us often, comment actively, and teach enthusiastically!

    Teaching & Learning Tips

    Learning Student Names

    Instructors who learn their students' names and use them in class build better student-faculty rapport, decrease the number of student absences, and bolster student participation (Sleigh & Ritzer, 2001).

    "While it is difficult to learn students' names in large classes,
    an earnest attempt and even moderate success doing so,
    is extremely salient to students."

    Read more and discover some  strategies that can help you to learn and remember student names. 

    Or, visit our Teaching Learning Tips Archive to discover more techniques to enchance your students' learning experience. 

    Learn More!"We believe that excellent teaching is an art that grows through scholarship, practice, reflection, and collaboration."