The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was established in 2007 to promote student learning by continually improving teaching at The University of Mississippi. The Center works to provide resources and assistance to faculty members related to their teaching endeavors.
Recognizing that learning is a process that needs constant attention and refinement, the Center works to promote an ongoing, university-wide discussion about teaching and learning issues. It is essential that faculty be engaged in dialogue about teaching and learning issues so that we can continue to adapt to the changing technology, student body, and understanding in our fields.
Graduate Instructor/Assistant Training Workshops
Training for the 2013-2014 school year will be held August 19-21, 2013 in the Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium. For more information and to register, click here - GI/GA Training.
Peer Leader Program
The Center employes peer tutors to work with a new Peer Leader Program that began in the Fall 2012. Students interested in participating in this program as a tutor or for tutoring may contact Rebekah Reysen, Program Coordinator.
Tutors are now being hired for the Fall 2013-2014 school year. Applicants may print the application here - PeerTutorApp.pdf.
Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award
The 2012-2013 Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award has been selected and congratulations go to Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh, Department of Mathematics. Caroline has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching, having taught seven sections of four different courses to over 300 students from Fall 2009 to the present. Her nomination letter states, "She has the reputation as a fair but demanding instructor and has consistently received high teaching evaluations from her students with very positive comments." Caroline is currently teaching Trigonometry (Math 123) and has also taught Pre-calculus (Math 125), Unified Calculus I (Math 261), and Business Calculus I (Math 267).The "Golden Apple" and a check for $1,000 will be presented at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony by Dr. Johnny Lott, inaugural Director of the Center and financial sponsor of the award.