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

Postdoc Lecture Series Diversity

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. UC 107

Tech Talk: Digital USD

Friday, March 31, 2017 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Olin 226

CORE Advanced Writing Workshop

Friday, March 31, 2017 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. MRH 135

IES: Tribal Liaison

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 12:15p.m. to 2:15p.m. KIPJ-A

Catholic News Roundup

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Faculty Lounge, Founders Hall

Teaching Abroad: Developing Faculty Proposals

Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:15p.m. to 2:15p.m. Olin 226

Postdoc Lecture Series

Thursday, April 6, 2017 3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. MRH 135

Adjunct Faculty Reception

Friday, April 7, 2017 5:00p.m. to 6:30p.m. Salomon Hall

CORE Oral Communication Workshop

Friday, April 21, 2017 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. MRH 135

Faculty Writing Retreat

Monday, April 24, 2017 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. KIPJ Boardroom

Honors Senior Thesis

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:30p.m. to 2:00p.m. KIPJ-H

Postdoc Lecture Series

Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:15p.m. to 1:15p.m. MRH 135

CORE Advanced Writing Workshop

Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:15p.m. to 2:15p.m. KIPJ 218

Microresistance and Ally Development

Friday, April 28, 2017 12:55p.m. to 2:55p.m. Salomon Hall

Innovation Award Luncheon

Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:15p.m. to 2:15p.m. KIPJ-A

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.

Spring 2017 Hours:
Tuesday,  4:00pm - 6:00pm,  Sandra Sgoutas-Emch

Tuesday- Thursday, 9:15am - 10:15am, Kristin Bartholomae

Friday, 11:00am - 12:00pm and by appointment, 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