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Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation brings pedagogical and technological issues together to support Carnegie Mellon faculty and graduate students in their roles as educators.

Teaching in Tumultuous Times: What Can Instructors Do to Support Students? 

Events of crisis, tragedy, or social unrest may take an emotional and cognitive toll on students, disrupt their lives, and interfere with learning for extended periods. Here we have strategies and resources to help instructors support students in tumultuous times.

Generative AI Tools FAQ (Updated August 2023)

In response to inquiries from CMU colleagues, we compiled a list of frequently asked questions about AI tools such as ChatGPT. We based our responses on evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies, CMU policies, and the current state of technology tools. 

f21syllabusupdates-image.pngAcademic Year 2023-2024 Syllabus Updates

To help you update your syllabus for the particular context of Academic Year 2023-2024, please see these syllabus updates, highlights, and sample language excerpts.

Write a Syllabus

Check out our new site on writing your syllabus! Learn more about the new CMU Syllabus recommendations and view sample CMU Syllabi.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in Your Teaching

Explore ways to center DEIB in your course design or how to infuse it in your classroom. Interested in more specific examples of DEIB projects? Check out our 2022 and 2023 Faculty Spotlight highlighting DEIB projects implemented by CMU instructors.

Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellows

We are pleased to announce the Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellows (PITF). Sponsored by the Provost and administered by the Eberly Center, this program aims to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in CMU courses. View this section of our site...

Spotlight on Innovative CMU Teaching

CMU instructors are innovators. In these dynamic, 5-minute talks, faculty and graduate student instructors share their creative, transferable solutions to common teaching and learning challenges. View this section of our site...

Teaching as Research

Discover what works for student learning. Read about what faculty are doing in this area of research: the compelling questions they ask, results of their studies, and how the Eberly Center can support you as you engage in your own teaching as research project. View this section of our site...

Research and Scholarship Digest

See what the Eberly Center is reading and thinking about this month! We hope the readers of this digest will find it a useful resource for staying in-tune with the rapidly expanding education research literature. View R&S Digest...

Connecting, Inspiring, Adapting

Read about Eberly Center's activities and impact in our Academic Year 2022-2023 Annual Report (pdf). See our archive of previous annual reports...