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Center for Teaching Excellence

Created in 2019, the Center for Teaching Excellence supports the foundational promise of the Drake Mission: to “provide a distinctive learning environment” shaping—and shaped by—the numerous learning encounters at the core of the Drake experience for students, faculty, and staff alike.

The Center provides faculty and staff opportunities develop their core strengths as teachers and the versatility and confidence to put them to use in a variety of learning encounters—lectures, labs, seminars, study abroad, sporting events and beyond. The Center encourages a reflective, holistic and integrated approach to teaching that values expertise, creativity, innovation and experimentation, one that treats every interaction as a learning opportunity.

Please check back often for updates as the Center for Teaching Excellence continues to develop.

Craig Owens
Director, Center for Taching Excellence
(515) 271-3876
teaching.excellence@drake.edu