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

Valuing Water: Aridity & the Ethics of Fresh Water in the 21st Century

Thursday, October 13, 2016

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

UC Forum A

CEE Faculty Writing Retreats are Back for the Fall!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

9:00 am  to 12:00 p.m.

KIPJ Manchester Boardroom

USD Just Read! Film Series: Flow

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

5:30 pm  to 8:00 p.m.

Salomon Hall

Critical conversations about Race: Developing your facilitation skills for in class discussions*

*This event has reached full capacity. The CEE will not be taking additional RSVPs. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

12:50 to 2:15 p.m.

UC 107

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.

Fall 2016 Hours:

Wednesdays 4-6pm with Dr. Sgoutas Emch

Fridays 11am-12pm with Professor Ryan Scrimger


Contact Information

Center for Educational Excellence
Camino 1F 5998
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-7402
Fax: (619) 849-8353