- About CEE
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- The unexpected benefits of a shorter syllabus
- Photo gallery: Talking shop at Teaching Matters
- Watch the video: Faculty members discuss SFU's new instructor-led online course model
- Bridges and booster rockets: CEE's new senior director talks about teaching support
- Meet the Centre for Educational Excellence leadership team
- A biology instructor rethought her students’ role—and her own
- Photo gallery: SFU’s 24th Annual Spring TA/TM Day
- Photo gallery: SFU's 9th Annual Winter Warm-up
- If you build it, will they come?
- “My students didn’t look like they were having fun”: Three additions to the TA/TM Stories podcast series
- View the furniture, share your thoughts—online
- An upgraded Canvas Gradebook is coming in January
- Share your thoughts on the furniture in SFU classrooms
- DEMOfest presenter slides
- Photo gallery: 5th Annual DEMOfest
- Teamwork needs to be taught
- TA/TM Stories: Three new podcasts explore the teaching experiences of grad students
- Can it be done? A math instructor attempts to indigenize her course
- Answers to your questions about SFU's new approach to online education
- Photo gallery: The CEE Open House
- Do you know your faculty teaching fellow?
- Instructor-led online courses: How one faculty member prepared for the new model
- Photo gallery: SFU's 34th Annual Fall TA/TM Day draws a crowd
- Connecting people and crossing artificial divides: An interview with Elizabeth Elle
- Sessional instructors can now be included in online course evaluations
- Don't say this to your class—a student shares his experience
- How one lecturer is using podcasts to make course concepts more real in her online course
- Photo gallery: Rain, burgers and smiles at the 2019 President's Employee BBQ
- Five questions and answers about the creation of CEE
- A redesign made this course more engaging for students—and the instructor
- How can we support remote instruction at SFU?
- CEE Staff Login
It started with a merger
The Simon Fraser University Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE) was officially launched on July 15, 2019. CEE amalgamated four teaching support units—the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research (CELLTR), the Centre for Online and Distance Education (CODE), the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD), and the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC).
An interview with the person who led the process
The plan for creating and launching CEE was developed under the leadership of Elizabeth Elle, associate vice-president, learning & teaching. She was guided by the conclusions of a number of studies and community consultations, including the reports of the Task Force on Teaching and Learning (2010) and the Task Force on Flexible Education (2015).
In an interview in August 2019, Elle shared her thinking about the merger and explained that the ultimate aim was to “align people by their skills, rather than by the artificial dichotomy of online versus face-to-face support, and so to provide more collaborative and comprehensive support for SFU instructors.”