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Duquesne’s Center for Teaching Excellence Creates Online Community

Duquesne University's Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) has developed an online community and blog for faculty and teaching assistants (TAs) of all disciplines.

The site, The Flourishing Academic, explores how teacher-scholars can thrive in academia and features posts about teaching and learning. The blog provides an online resource for educators to research new ideas, learn more about best practices and become part of a community focused on university teaching. Community members can discuss instruction and active learning, share tips for practicing balance and mindfulness as busy scholars, and much more.

The online site has the goal of increasing community and conversation around university teaching, creating a dynamic resource that encourages participation and showcasing outstanding teaching ideas and practices, said Rachel Luckenbill, the blog's lead editor and CTE's instructional consultant for TAs.

CTE, which started as a faculty initiative 25 years ago to strengthen pedagogy and help practitioners succeed in academic careers, welcomes posts from faculty and TAs who are focused on teaching and learning. To submit blogs for publication, contact Luckenbill at luckenbillr@duq.edu.

New blog entries are published on Mondays and can be viewed at flourishingacademic.wordpress.com.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.