Teaching Excellence Program

Students sitting in front of the Hoffman Gallery

The College of Arts and Sciences’s (CAS) Teaching Excellence Program (TEP) provides resources to faculty members to support them in strengthening and expanding their teaching expertise, with the goal of best serving the needs of Lewis & Clark’s undergraduates. Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program strives to create opportunities for collaboration and to provide assistance to faculty as they refine and share teaching practices with their colleagues.

TEP offers a number of resources and events designed to help disseminate best practices in pedagogy. The program is designed not only to assist professors, but also to bring faculty together – across all disciplines and throughout their careers – to discuss and apply teaching techniques that are engaging, inclusive, and innovative. By offering workshops, distinguished speakers, and hosting regular events, TEP dovetails with the efforts of other campus programs to support faculty and staff development.

You can access a curated online teaching resource guide by clicking on our TEP Resource Guide tab.


  • Faculty-Student Partner applications for Fall 2023 are now closed. If you missed the deadline and are interested in applying for Spring 2023, please email us at tep@lclark.edu to get on the waitlist. Visit our faculty-student partner program webpage to learn more.