Center for Educational Excellence

The mission of the CEE is to support the USD community by providing integrated programs, events, and resources to promote the institution’s core values of academic excellence, knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, ethical conduct, and compassionate service.

The CEE strives to enhance the quality of learning, teaching, scholarship, and service at USD by facilitating faculty growth and by being an institutional change agent supporting the transformation of the university into an inclusive community of learners.

Upcoming Events
Core Workshop: Advanced Writing Monday, August 21, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. MRH 145
New Faculty Orientation: Teaching & Learning Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. KIPJ-A/B
Drop-In Clinic Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CEE Conf. Rm, Camino Hall 1F
Syllabus Construction Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. KIPJ-G
Adjunct Faculty Orientation Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Degheri Alumni Center 120,123,113 & Courtyard
Envisioning 2024 Development Workshop Friday, August 25, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Loma Hall 101, Cymer Ideation Space
Drop-In Clinic Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CEE Conf. Rm, Camino Hall 1F
New Faculty Social Thursday, September 7, 2017 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
femSTEM Writing Retreat Tuesday, September 12 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. KIPJ-E
USD Just Read! Equality vs. Equity Tuesday, September 12 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hunanities Center Salon
Core Workshop: Advanced Writing Friday, September 15 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MRH 135
ARRT for Tenure Friday, September 15 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. KIPJ-A
Study Abroad Proposals Friday, September 22 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. KIPJ-F
Program Review Friday, September 22 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. KIPJ-D
Digital Mapping and Native Garden Tuesday, September 26 12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. MH 222
USD Just Read! Film: Dear White People Thursday, September 28 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Humanities Center Salon
USD Just Read! Interdisciplinary Faculty Panel Friday, September 29 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. MRH Warren Auditorium

To view more upcoming events, visit the News & Events page. Kindly RSVP Here at least 3 days in advance so we have sufficient resources to accommodate all attendees.

Faculty Resources

We have many resources available for our faculty on our Black Board Organization! Email a request to and we would be happy to grant you access. 

The CEE offers free and confidential consultations to all USD faculty regarding  any and all aspects of Teaching & Learning and Faculty Development. This may include course and syllabus design, integration of various pedagogies in the classroom, the ARRT process, improving student evaluations, and so much more. Contact the center today!

Drop-in Consultation Hours

Held in the CEE - Camino Hall 1F. Faculty are welcome to stop by during these times to receive advice, guidance, or get questions answered. If you are unavailable during drop-in hours, e-mail and we would be happy to schedule a consultation. All information will be kept strictly confidential.