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Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at Central Penn College.

The mission of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is to promote and support teaching excellence at Central Penn College. The CTE provides opportunities and resources to advance the development of our faculty as engaging educators and scholars of teaching and learning. 


  • Promote effective pedagogy by delivering accessible training and development opportunities on teaching-relevant topics in multiple formats and modalities throughout the year.
  • Provide access to up-to-date instructional technology in the Center for Teaching Excellence.
  • Contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning by maintaining public resources and submitting original scholarly works to refereed teaching and learning conferences and publications.

The CTE provides faculty with access to:

  • teaching and learning development opportunities
  • instructional technology
  • blackboard training and resources
  • instructional design training and resources

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Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

The Center for Teaching excellence supports the College’s commitment to continuous improvement by promoting an awareness of industry trends; furthering the scholarship of pedagogy to foster innovation; and engaging in collegial conversation about the aims and methods of teaching. 

The Center for Teaching Excellence provides faculty with access to

  • LMS Support
  • Instructional Design Support
  • All-In-One Studio
  • Video Editing Suite
  • Faculty Work Station
  • Instructional Technology Tools 


  • Summerdale – Milano 15
  • Lancaster – Room 113

For more information email: cte@centralpenn.edu

LMS Support

A learning management system (LMS) is a software application used for delivering educational content online. Blackboard support is available to all faculty through the Faculty Support Center.

The LMS Administrator can help you:

  • Resolve Blackboard technical issues
  • Learn to use Blackboard and other integrated applications
  • The LMS Administrator also:
  • Offers Blackboard trainings and workshops
  • Keeps Blackboard updated

Contact Information:
Kim Bateman 
Milano 15
(717) 728-2534

Faculty Support

Dr. Brant Ellsworth, Assistant Professor of Humanities, serves as the faculty liaison to the Center for Teaching Excellence. Within this role, Dr. Ellsworth works to connect faculty with CTL resources, assist faculty in professional development, and help faculty implement pedagogy effectively. 

Faculty Support can help you many ways, including, but not limited to:

  • Prepare departmental trainings on professional development and pedagogy topics
  • Navigate the technology in the Center for Teaching Excellence for use in your courses
  • Identify pedagogical weaknesses and create a plan to improve

Contact Information
Brant Ellsworth, PhD
ATEC 203 & Milano 15
(717) 728-2355