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Who We Are

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 dialog about teaching and learning issues so that we can continue to adapt to the changing technology, student body, and understanding in our fields.

To learn more about the Center click here - History.


2014 Graduate Instructor Award Recipient

Mr. Christopher Schwanke, Department of Mathematics, has been named the 2014 Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient.

Mr. Schwanke has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching, having taught eight sections of four different courses from Fall 2010 to the present. His nomination letter states, "He is able to mix engaging everyday language with intriguing mathematical questions and students feel enthralled by his mathematical aura." He is currently teaching Precalculus (Math 125) and has also taught Unified Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (Math 261), Trigonometry I (Math 123), and College Algebra (Math 121).

The Golden Apply Trophy and monetary award will be presented at the Doctoral Hooding ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014.  Please join us in congratulating Chris on this award.

The Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award is sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning with support from the Office of the Provost, the Graduate School and Dr. Johnny Lott.