About Us

Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Our Mission

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning at Saint Leo University. We serve as a resource for the academic community and a catalyst for the pursuit of pedagogical knowledge, research-based instructional practices, and scholarship, resulting in academic success for all who teach and learn at Saint Leo University.
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Our Guiding Principles

  • There are many ways to teach well; we support intellectual inquiry, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and instructors’ unique exploration and application of evidence-based practices.
  • Faculty development is most effective when driven by faculty needs and interests.
  • When faculty members share successful practice and scholarship, we grow as a community of educators. To support pedagogical growth, scholarship, and the free exchange of ideas, the center supports faculty collaboration through small and large communities of inquiry as well as through university-wide programming.
  • The Center encourages supportive, inclusive, and learner-centered teaching practices.
  • The Center provides research-based programs and resources to support pedagogical growth and practice in all applicable teaching modalities, and for all levels of instructors including adjunct, assistant, associate, and full professors.
  • The Center honors the diversity, abilities, and contributions of all Saint Leo faculty.
  • The Center encourages and supports responsible, inquiry-based risk-taking and innovation.
  • The Center cultivates a welcoming, collegial learning environment predicated on mutual respect and trust.
  • The Center provides non-evaluative, confidential support through observation and teaching consultation.
  • The Center provides faculty support for ordering and securing course materials and resources.