Center for Teaching Excellence


Programs & Services




Center for Teaching Excellence: History and Mission


The Center for Teaching Excellence at SUNY Plattsburgh was first established as the Center for Teaching Effectiveness in Fall 2004. SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professors Dr. Kenneth Adams and Dr. Douglas Skopp acted as voluntary co-directors and were assisted by a twelve member advisory panel comprised of recipients of Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and/or Distinguished Professors.

Between 2004 and 2007, the directors and the Board offered workshops, conducted informal discussion gatherings, and provided individual consultations for faculty members. An office center was created in Feinberg Library, room 301.

In spring 2007, the institution created a full-time director's position for the Center under Library Information Services, and the Center was renamed the Center for Teaching Excellence.


The Mission statement approved in Fall 2004:

  • The Center for Teaching Effectiveness at Plattsburgh promotes and supports strategies and activities that strengthen and enhance teaching effectiveness on behalf of students.

Contact Information

For more information about the Center for Teaching Excellence, please contact:

Becky Kasper, Ph.D., Director
SUNY Plattsburgh
301 Feinberg Library, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-3043
Fax: (518) 564-5100