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Reliability in Uncertain Times

Welcome back! Although there's still a fair degree of uncertainty swirling around the fall semester, rest assured that the CTE is ready to support all your pedagogical needs. To help you get off to a strong start, we've compiled some just-in-time resources. You'll also find the latest team news and updates as well as information on additional opportunities across and beyond Grounds.


Get ideas for your courses, from reworking your syllabi to teaching while masked.
Teaching Consultations

Meet with a CTE consultant to discuss your teaching, scholarship of teaching and learning project, or curriculum (re)design work. The priority sign-up period for fall ends Thursday, September 2. Email with questions.
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SoTL News

SoTL Scholar Spotlight: Elizabeth Hall

In our new series, each month we will highlight a faculty member who has participated in our SoTL Scholars program. For our first feature, French Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hall shares more about her SoTL project and experience in the program.
Read Spotlight
Meet our SoTL Scholars!
This new page includes a list of our program participants, past and present, along with their research interests and dissemination.
Subscribe: SoTL Newsletter
We will be launching a newsletter later this fall focused on SoTL research, events, opportunities, and more.

Meet our New Team Members

Alicen Brown is one of two CTE Postdoctoral Research Associates. She works with Assistant Director Elizabeth Dickens, supporting our Curriculum (Re)Design program and DEI initiatives.
Alicen Brown
Jill Martiniuk is our Instructional Designer. She supports the Center's efforts to develop online learning modules and educational development programming.
Jill Martiniuk

Faculty Fellows

CTE Faculty Fellows work alongside full-time staff to help support the Center's core mission of improving teaching and learning at UVA. Our newest Fellows, from left to right, are Marina Escámez Ballesta (Spanish), Joe Fore (Law), and Ann Reimers (Engineering). They join our inaugural cohort alongside Rose Buckelew (Sociology) and Kate Stephenson (English). 
Marina Escámez Ballesta (Spanish), Joe Fore (Law), and Ann Reimers (Engineering)
Cortney McEniry

Thank you and Goodbye

Our team said goodbye this summer to Cortney McEniry, UVA Acts' inaugural Artistic Director and Program Manager. She accepted a position as an assistant professor of Performing Arts at Ohio Wesleyan University.

We thank her for her many contributions to CTE work and the UVA community, and we wish her the best of luck in this next stage of her career! Stay tuned for an update on the search for the program's next leader.

More Team Reads

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CTE Supports 8 Units Undertaking Curriculum (Re)Design

Several units across Grounds are (re)designing their curricula with support from the CTE's Curriculum (Re)Design grant program. Read more on the latest group of grantees and a 2020 recipient nearing the end of their redesign process.
Effective Survey Design for Research: Asking the Right Questions to Get the Data You Need

Assistant Director of STEM Education Initiatives Lindsay Wheeler co-wrote a research guide to help new and experienced educational developers identify the key decisions involved in designing surveys for research purposes.


Professors' Picks
Professors' Picks

Housing & Residence Life is looking for faculty interested in hosting book discussions this spring. Select a book of your choice for students to read over Winter Break. Then in the spring, you will facilitate a session in which students engage deeply with the material.

Classrooms will be reserved on your behalf for the discussion session and all books will be provided free of charge. If you're interested in participating, email Ilyas Saltani at by Friday, October 29.
VIVA Open Adopt Grants

$2,000 grants are available to individual instructors who are interested in integrating existing open or no-cost materials into a syllabus. Adopted course materials must be piloted in the classroom by Spring 2023. Applications are due Monday, October 4.
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