Welcome to the Centre for Teaching Excellence

Academic Integrity: Procedures, Strategies, and Applications

In this interactive online workshop, participants will have the opportunity to apply key features of the new Academic Integrity Procedures at CapU.

Symposium 2024 Highlights

A big thank you to everyone who made the 2024 CapU Teaching and Learning Symposium such a rich and rewarding experience. This year we had not only record attendance but also a record number of presenters from all across campus sharing their passion for exciting and...

Announcing the 2024 Teaching Excellence Awards

We are excited to announce the recipients of the 2023 Teaching Excellence Awards!

Help Students Persist

Which teaching practices are most effective in retaining students? A study from Oakland University offers some ideas.

Use Welcome Messages to Set the Tone

The first two weeks of your course offer a unique opportunity to create a learning space that feels welcoming and coherent for students. Sending out a warm and informative welcoming message can set the tone for the course.

The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) fosters excellence, innovation, and collaboration in teaching and learning by supporting faculty and staff through programming, mentoring, professional development opportunities, and research on effective teaching practices for student learning.  

Connect with us!

Here are just a few of the things we can work on together:

  • Developing rubrics
  • Creating learning activities in and outside of class
  • Active learning strategies
  • Curricular alignment (assignments, activities and learning outcomes)
  • Building classroom community
  • Formative feedback and assessment
  • Integrating technology into your teaching

We are available for in-person and virtual one-on-one consultations Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm to support you in your teaching, answer questions and to explore any new ideas for innovative and evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning.


CTE Upcoming Events

Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the unceded sovereign Indigenous Nations of Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).


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