8/18/15 ASHLAND, Ohio - The ribbon was cut on Tuesday, Aug. 18, signifying the opening of Ashland University's new Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) that will cultivate the growth and learning of faculty on campus. The ribbon cutting was performed by Dr. Carl Walley, chairperson of the Faculty Development Committee, and Dr. Doug Fiore, AU interim provost, and followed statements of appreciation for the center by both Walley and Fiore.
The CTE was established earlier this year through the joint efforts of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost, with support from numerous individuals across the Ashland University community. The CTE is housed in Rooms 205-206 of AU’s Kates Center, which is located beside the Kettering Science Center.
According to Dr. Diane Bonfiglio, associate professor of psychology and director of CTE, the CTE goal is to get AU faculty more engaged in professional growth through faculty development opportunities.
"We are looking to advance their development as teacher-scholars by providing and coordinating support, resources and collaborative programs," Bonfiglio said. “The idea is that this center will provide a vehicle for additional programming on campus, including bringing speakers to campus and sponsoring faculty workshops.
"By offering opportunities for faculty development, the CTE sustains extraordinary learning experiences for students,” she added.