Center for Teaching & Research Excellence


Our Purpose

The purpose of the Center for Teaching and Research Excellence (CTRE) is to build a community among the faculty at Chicago State University, where best practices and current research are shared with the intent to improve the quality of teaching and learning; promote involvement in areas of service; integrate 21st-century tools and technologies into instruction; and encourage and support research. As such, the CTRE is home to the following university services:

  1. Faculty Development
  2. Online Learning
  3. Academic Advising Support
  4. CTRE Grants

Our Mission

Chicago State University's Center for Teaching and Research Excellence (CTRE) promotes faculty excellence through all stages of the faculty member's academic career: it fosters a community of practice, encourages innovative research; enhances the teaching and learning process; integrates technology effectively; and improves service to the university and community.

Please take a moment to explore our website and discover the services that we offer.

Faculty Highlight

The CTRE congratulates Dr. Ehab Abourashed, Dr. Cindy Leslie A. Roberson, and Dr. Nancy Elsharkawy, on the news of the publication of their paper "Content Variation of Catechin Markers, Total Phenolics and Caffeine in Green Tea Dietary Supplements" in the Journal of Dietary Supplements.  The work described in their paper was funded through a CTRE grant in 2013 and was acknowledged therein.  Click here to read the full paper.