Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students encourages, supports and recognizes superior teaching and service to students at the university. The center serves as an important vehicle in helping the university achieve its educational mission, consistent with its three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a sense of community.

The center sponsors a variety of professional development programs and activities using its own role models and expertise within the faculty and staff, as well as external consultants and experts. It also sponsors workshops and seminars throughout the year, conducts student, faculty and staff surveys and hosts special recognition events. The annual Excellence in Service to Students Award and Excellence in Teaching Award reflect the highest recognition of excellence at Quinnipiac University.

The work of the center is intended to supplement, not supplant or duplicate, the many excellent professional development initiatives and programs that are sponsored and supported each year in all areas of the university. The center gives institution-wide recognition and validation to these activities and the offices that sponsor them. The center is supported through the President’s Office and is guided by a rotating board of directors consisting of representatives from the faculty, staff and students.