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Center for Teaching Excellence

Strategies, tools and resources for student learning

The Center for Teaching Excellence supports Point Park faculty and staff in efforts to improve student learning by providing resources, instruction, and assistance in curriculum development and review, creation and implementation of outcomes-based assessment measures, and technology tools’ instruction.

Location and Hours

  • 210 Thayer Hall
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; additional hours by appointment.
  • Trainings may be scheduled in the lab Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Evening and Saturday by appointment.

CTE Calendar

Log in to Point Park's Blackboard website for a complete list of:

  • Training dates and times
  • Tutorials
  • Information on instructional technology, assessment and curriculum

We can help you with the following:

 Technology Instruction

  • Use Blackboard, WebEx and iPad functions to aid in student learning.
  • Know how and when to employ a variety of technology tools to aid in instruction.
  • Locate resources about best practices in online learning.

Outcomes Assessment

  • Construct mission and goal statements.
  • Generate measurable program and course objectives.
  • Conduct and document meaningful program and core curriculum outcomes assessment.
  • Assess and improve student learning in classes.
  • Analyze and reflect on assessment results in order to make appropriate, data-driven changes to improve learning.

Curriculum Development and Review

  • Develop curriculum proposals for both internal approval and external compliance and approval.
  • Design courses and syllabi.
  • Construct meaningful equivalent instructional activities.

Center for Teaching Excellence Staff

Please contact us for assistance with any CTE services. All phone numbers are area code and exchange 412-392.

 Staff member



Lindsay Onufer, Assessment Coordinator lonufer@pointpark.edu x4773
Todd Slater, Instructional Technologist tslater@pointpark.edu x6178
Alison Sahner, Technology Assistant asahner@pointpark.edu x3880
Laura Frost, Faculty Leader - Academic Technology lfrost@pointpark.edu x3891