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Welcome to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT)

The mission of CAT is to cultivate and sustain a university culture that values and engages in inclusive teaching practices to promote intellectual and personal growth. CAT supports the University’s commitment to teaching excellence through partnerships, interpersonal relationships, and programming that are built on trust, evidence-based practices, and ongoing critical reflection. 

Spotlight Events

  • 7th Annual Faculty Innovations for Student Success Showcase

    This showcase recognizes all of the excellent work our faculty do to promote student learning and success and provides an opportunity for faculty to share their work and learn from one another.   Read more>>

  • Scones with a Scholar SoTL Series

    An informal, cross-institutional workshop, conversation, and networking series for faculty interested in getting started with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning work.   Read more>>


  • Calling In, Not Calling Out: Inclusive Conversations in a Divisive Age

    Professor-activist Loretta Ross will lead this university-wide virtual talk on engaging in practices of deep listening and empathy while not losing sight of the humanity of people with whom we might vehemently disagree.   Read more>>


Would you like to offer a message of thanks to an instructor or colleague?

Students, faculty, and staff can share their gratitude for faculty who make a difference through excellent teaching, mentorship, advocacy, service, and or leadership.

Submit a Thank-A-Prof in recognition of their great work. 

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