Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Our name says it all. We promote excellence in teaching and learning with a myriad of programs. We link students to resources for learning. And we support the development of faculty as teachers and scholars.

The Center for Faculty Development is located on the lower level of the O’Toole Library in space it shares with the Office of Faculty Research. It is directed by Dr. David S. Surrey. The mission of the Center is to promote excellence in teaching and learning. The Center’s goal is to support and foster the development of faculty as teachers and scholars and to create a venue for dialogue and sharing among faculty. It also seeks to communicate and provide information to students and to link students to resources for learning. The Center also is aligned with Centers for Excellence of Teaching and Learning across the nation. The Center is intended to serve undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members of all ranks and status.

The Center’s mission is consistent with the following goals of the University: to enable faculty and students to acquire the knowledge, skills and values needed for leadership in serving others and shaping society’s response to social, technological and environmental change; and, to advance education through improvements in teaching methods, instructional materials and curriculum design.

The Center runs an average of two workshops a month. If you have ideas on workshops you would like to see, or would like to volunteer to lead a workshop, please contact us by email ( or call at either (201) 761-6152 or (201) 761-6152.

Be sure to check out evolving opportunities for the NYU Faculty Resource Network for programs, scholars-in-residence and speaker.

CETL Team Members:

Marylou Yam, Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Andrea Bubka, Acting Director of Faculty Research and Sponsored Programs
Edward Moskal, Department of Computer Science
David Surrey, Director of Faculty Development

Teaching Effectiveness: The Challenges and Opportunities of Diverse Classrooms (PowerPoint)

Upcoming Sponsored or Co-Sponsored Workshops

2013 Fall Workshops

October 9 Institutional Review Board (IRB):                        

Human Subjects Research Approval Process                       

Peter Cvek, IRB Chair

Emeritus Room – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

October 24 Student Debt: What it Means to Our Students and Our Community                     

Donal Malone, Sociology with Student Researchers

Emeritus Room – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

November 4  Technology in the Classroom: Friend, Foe or Frienemie?                               

Greg Donavan, New Faculty Member and Cyber Guru

Degnan Room – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

November 20 Grant Writing

Andrea Bubka, Director, Faculty Research & Sponsored Programs

Rebecca Kalejaye, Manager, Corporate & Foundation Relations

David Surrey, Director, Faculty Development

Emeritus Room – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

December 4  Teaching Effectiveness:

The Challenges and Opportunities of Diverse Classrooms

Jennifer Ayala, Education

Joseph McLaughlin, Urban Studies

Emeritus Room – 12:00-1:00 p.m.


Open to faculty, administrators and staff.

Food will be provided.

RSVP one week before events by emailing

Deb Kearney

Please contact David Surrey for future workshop ideas.