Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence

Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence; Ribbon-Cutting Set

7/27/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has established a new Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) that will cultivate the growth and learning of faculty, advancing their development as teacher-scholars by providing and coordinating support, resources and collaborative programs.

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. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new center is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 18, at noon in the Kates Center lounge.

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.

“The idea is that this center will provide a vehicle for additional programming on campus, including bringing speakers to campus and sponsoring faculty workshops,” she said. “The plan is to get this launched now so we can start the planning and programming.

“By offering opportunities for faculty development, the CTE sustains extraordinary learning experiences for students,” Bonfiglio added.

Inquiries about the CTE can be sent to Bonfiglio at or

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###