Fall 2021 Schedule at a Glance

All Duquesne faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcome to attend CTE's workshops. Once updated and linked, click on the title of each session to learn more and to register. Contact us at or 412.396.5177 with any questions.

 We continue to develop our workshop schedule for the semester, so please check back often for updates.

Inclusive Teaching Challenge

This ongoing program features a monthly newsletter highlighting a particular topic or focus area, providing resources, and suggesting action steps instructors can take toward creating more inclusive and equitable learning experiences. Participate by reading the newsletters and implementing one or more of the action steps suggested. You are encouraged to collaborate with colleagues in action and reflection.

Instructors who participate in the challenge will have the opportunity to enter to win small prizes by logging their work and submitting that information to CTE each month. You are welcome to participate every month, or as you are able. Those who participate the most will be eligible for an additional raffle at the end of the year.

Upcoming Workshops

Winning Ideas and Tips on Preparing a Creative Teaching Award Submission

  • Thursday, October 14 (3:00-4:15 p.m.)

Returning to Your Writing Post-Pandemic

  • Tuesday, Oct. 19 (12:30 - 1:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20 (11:00 - 11:30 a.m.)

What Inclusive Instructors Do, A Book Study in Two Parts

  • Thursdays, October 21 and November 4  (12:15-1:15 p.m.)

Mentoring in Minutes: Balancing Teaching and Research

  • Thursday, October 21 (2:00-2:45 p.m.)

Developing a Teaching Portfolio (for graduate students only)

  • Thursday, Oct. 28 (12:00 - 1:15 p.m.)

Spiritan Pedagogy Conversation
Mutuality at the Margins: Prison Education as Faculty Development

  • Tuesday, November 2 (Noon-1:30 p.m.)

In it Together: Retention-Minded Teaching

  • Wednesday, November 3 (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

SCALE Workshop - Equitable Environments: Identifying and Addressing Trauma Across Three Aspects of the Academic Environment

  • Wednesday, November 3 (1:05-1:35 p.m.) via Zoom

Mentoring in Minutes: Grading Efficiently

  • Thursday, November 4th (10:00-10:40 a.m.)

Incorporating Discussion into the Classroom

  • Wednesday, November 8th (11 a.m. to noon)

Mentoring in Minutes: Working with Students Beyond the Classroom

  • Wednesday, November 10th (11:00-11:40 a.m.)

Spiritan Pedagogy Cocktail Reception

  • Wednesday, December 1st (4:00-5:30 p.m.)

Past Workshops

Back in the Classroom: Helping First Year Students Succeed After Pandemic Learning

  • Wednesday, Aug. 18 (11 a.m. - noon)

Teaching the New MLA

  • Tuesday, September 21 (12:15 - 1:15 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, September 22 (1 - 2 p.m.)

Writing a Philosophy of Teaching (for graduate students only)

  • Wednesday, Sept. 29 (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

SCALE Workshop - Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: What is it? Why use it? How to implement it?

  • Thursday, September 30 (1:45-2:15)

Teaching at its Best, A Book Study in Two Parts (for graduate students only)

  • Wednesdays, Sept. 22 and Wednesday October 6 (noon - 1 p.m.)

SCALE Workshop - Providing Trauma-Informed Feedback: Three Ways to Build Islands of Competence

  • Tuesday, October 12 (3:30-4:00) via Zoom