Center for Teaching Excellence

Established in 1990, the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is dedicated to building collegial community, enhancing teaching and learning, and fostering teaching innovation at all levels and in all academic disciplines. The CTE offers a broad range of signature programs, tailored services, rich resource materials, and seed grants designed to enhance the teaching environment at UVA. Above all, the CTE is committed to the values of diversity, inclusion, social justice, and education.  

The University Teaching and Learning Technology Committee (UTLT) is a pan-university initiative pursuing important projects related to UVA’s digital ecosystem—the foundational principles, technical infrastructure, and applications and devices that make up the digital portion of our Academical Village. Multiple members of the CTE also serve on the UTLT in various roles, led by Michael Palmer, the Barbara Fried Director of the CTE and the Co-Chairperson of the UTLT.  

The CTE is working with the UVA HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Inclusive Excellence 3 (IE3)Leadership Team. The goal of the IE3 Initiative is to create more equitable and inclusive learning experiences in introductory STEM courses.