Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

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.   

2022 - Teaching and Learning Summit

Mark Bedillion

CATME for Teamwork

Michael Laudenbach

Write & Audit: Corpus-Based Approaches to Statistics Writing

Haylee Massaro

Role Play, Case Studies, & Experiential Learning in the Classroom

Stacie Rohrbach

Designing Experiences for Learning

Dr. Emma Slayton

Rinse and Repeat: Group Projects as the Base for Scaffolding Work

2022 - Faculty Spotlight

Rebekah Fitzsimmons

Teaching and Modeling Accessibility in Professional Speaking Course

Kyle Haden

Developing Diversity in Drama

Patrick Walsh

Agency with Assignments

Jerry Wang

Finding the Rainbow in the Rigor

2022 - Student Spotlight

Emma Benjaminson

Teaching Recitations with a DEI Focus

Ananya Joshi

CS- Jedi: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Computer Science


Carla Bevins

 Teams That Work: Developing Effective Teams Through Evidence-Based Skills Assessment Discovery

Kim Hyatt

Virtual Reality (VR) App: A Supplemental Instructional Tool 

Jessica Hammer

 Improving Peer Feedback in the Classroom

Mike McCarthy & Marty Barrett

 Does Active Learning Help? If So, How Best to Debrief it?


Alexis Adams

 Promoting Student Participation in Whole-Group Discussions

Sarah Christian

Inquiry-based Learning in Civil Engineering Materials Lab


Bex Taylor

Building a class around site visits: how trips off-campus engage students, motivate their projects, and provide practice for reflective writing in engineering

Kelly Rivers

Collecting Solutions to Support Early Student Practice in Large Lectures

Alexa Woloshyn

Pushing Beyond the Canon: Celebrating Diversity and Supporting Inclusion in the Music Classroom (and Beyond)


Catalina Achim

Development of Tools and Methods for Teaching Writing in STEM at the Graduate Level 

Matt Bass

Engineering Data Intensive Scalable Systems: Experiences Flipping the Classroom

Christina Bjorndahl

How Can You Use Active Learning and iClickers to Make a Large Lecture Feel Like a Small Class?

Drew Davidson

Collaboratively Grading Interdisciplinary Projects in ETC Courses

Reeja Jayan

Virtual Engineering in Minecraft: Helping Students Visualize and Manipulate Material Properties (presented by Chad Hershock)

Brian Kovak

Active Learning to Interpret and Critique Research

Costa Samaras

Social Media in Engineering: Connecting Course Concepts to The Real World with Twitter

Ryan Tibshirani

Gearing Up for Research the Machine Learning Way: An Authentic In-class Conference Experience

Katie Walsh

Creating Historians: Using Canvas Discussion Posts to Develop Analytical Writing Skills

Beth Walter

Teaching Writing Skills Via Collaborative Rhetorical Analysis

Randy Weinberg

Speed Dating Enhances Active Learning

Dave Yaron

Chemcollective: Interactive Simulations to Promote Conceptual Learning of Chemistry


Maggie Braun

Multidimensional Student Growth in a First Year Program

Daragh Byrne

The IDeATE Gallery

Lauren Cook

Tackling Diverse Student Backgrounds Before, During and After Class

Eleni Katrini

Blogs as Tool to Engage Students During Courses and Beyond

Aidan Kestigan

Blogging as Practice in Applied Philosophy

Jen Liu

Soft Fabrication: Skills-based Microcourse in Ideate

Marsha Lovett

Is My Teaching Intervention Working? How Can I tell?

Molly McCarter

Leadership Development through Student Choice and Reflection

Clayton Merrill, Catalina Achim

Teaching a Broad Spectrum: The Art and Science of Color

Bob Monroe

TPR Hybrid MBA: Online Teaching Strategies

Clive Newstead

Engaging Students in Mathematics Through Active Learning

Jeria Quesenberry

Effective Strategies for Teaching Group Work

Ryan Roderick, Pierce Williams, Susan Tanner

"Wiki Wha?": Using a Wiki to Enhance Learning and Transfer

Theresa Tardio

Community Engagement: Promising Practices in Global and Local Contexts

Bryan Webler

If You Can't Write it Down, You Don't Understand it