The Center for Teaching Excellence aims to promote and enhance teaching excellence at Southern Wesleyan University through faculty support, professional development, innovative use of instructional technology, and continuous improvement within the learning environment.  

 Our mission is characterized by the following focus areas:

  • supporting a community of teacher-scholars committed to exploring, implementing, and sharing best practices in teaching and learning;
  • organizing and providing professional development for faculty in instruction-related topics;
  • providing individualized consulting services in course design and instruction;
  • promoting faith integration by resourcing instructors to improve their understanding of the relationship between their field and the Christian faith
  • supporting continuous improvement through assessment and reflective practice; and
  • promoting faculty leadership in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Coming July 6-24, 2020: Summer Enrichment Academy

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Greetings Faculty!

As you continue to show tremendous resilience during this time, we want to ensure you are provided with a variety of tools for success. In doing this, we are kicking off the 2020-2021 academic school year with a three (3) week Summer Enrichment Academy. This virtual academy will be 100% remote and filled with many tools for you to easily add to your toolbox. Our desire is to introduce and/or reinforce tools that offer ongoing resources for you. This academy is not required. All sessions will be recorded and made available beyond the length of the academy. We want to ensure that you have access to a variety of tools that you can use.  As you enjoy your summer, please take the time to check your email for updates regarding our very first summer enrichment academy.  The focus of each week is provided below. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to relax and refresh your skills with resources made available to you while you are in the comfort of your home. We have much more information to come, so please stay tuned for additional updates!

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Spring 2020 Professional Development

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See the presentations by clicking here.


Previous Training Opportunities

Join in with the continued discussion at Southern Wesleyan University about the implications of race and its meaning in our society today. Click on Episode 1 - The Difference Between Us (below) to access the video and the Panel Discussion led by Dr. Elizabeth Drury.

Episode 1 - The Difference Between Us

Episode 2 - The Story We Tell

Episode 3 - The House We Live In



   Phone: 864-644-5030
   Location: Rickman Library Basement

Dr. Karen Lee - CTE Director & Faculty Development
Location: Rickman Library O-115
Phone: 864-644-5037 


Jody Kelley - LMS Administrative Support Specialist 
Location: Rickman Library O-113
Phone: 864-644-5038


Rev. Scott Williams - Coordinator of Faith-Based Learning
Location: Rickman Library O-112
Phone: 864-644-5031