Teaching Excellence Program

Students sitting in front of the Hoffman Gallery

Spring 2022

TEP presents an ongoing series of workshops around the topic “Braving Connection: Daily Practices for Constructive Conversations in the Classroom.” These workshops offer faculty the opportunity to collaboratively develop a practical toolkit for interactions with students during the semester. We will explore together the challenges of building healthy classroom conversations and develop strategies for meeting these challenges. Learn more about the workshops and specific topics.


The 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 development.

You can access a curated online teaching resource guide by clicking on our TEP Resource Guide on this page. We continue to accept applications for our Classroom Innovation Grants.