The Center for Teaching Excellence supports SUNY Plattsburgh faculty by providing educational development programming, access to curated resources, teaching consultations and opportunities to connect with our campus pedagogical community of practice.
- Center for Teaching Excellence Brightspace Site
Our Brightspace site provides SUNY Plattsburgh instructors, staff and administrators with information about all upcoming workshops, guest speakers and other CTE events. It also has links to some carefully curated teaching resources. To enroll in the CTE Brightspace site, log in to brightspace.plattsburgh.edu with your Plattsburgh credentials. Click on the “Discover” link on the red menu bar on the home page. You will find the CTE site listed under “All.” Click on the CTE tile and follow the directions to self-enroll.
No advance registration is required to attend a CTE teaching workshop and everyone is welcome! A schedule of upcoming workshops is always available on our Brightspace site. To see descriptions of the workshops we currently offer, visit our Workshops webpage.
To enroll in the CTE Brightspace site, log in to brightspace.plattsburgh.edu with your Plattsburgh credentials. Click on the “Discover” link on the red menu bar on the home page. You will find the CTE site listed under “All.” Click on the CTE tile and follow the directions to self-enroll.
- Book Clubs
Every semester, SUNY Plattsburgh instructors who are interested in developing their pedagogical skills, discussing up-to-date scholarship of teaching and learning, and building a community of teacher-scholars on campus have the opportunity to participate in our book club.
We meet regularly to discuss a shared reading and reflect on how it might apply to teaching and learning on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Sometimes we have the opportunity to meet with faculty from other colleges to discuss the book. In the past we’ve read and discussed:
- Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning;
- Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning;
- The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide;
- Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes;
- Distracted: Why Students Can't Focus and What You Can Do About It;
- What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles in Excellence in College Teaching;
- Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education;
- Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College; and
- Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom.
To see the current book club reading and meeting schedule, visit the CTE Brightspace site.
- Individual Consultations
Jessamyn Neuhaus is available for a limited number of individual class visits and instructor/department consultations. Please note that the purpose of these consultations is solely pedagogical development and self-efficacy. The CTE does not provide letters of recommendation or reference. All consultations are strictly confidential.