Center for Faculty Excellence

Butler University academic building

Providing a unified approach for professional development in the Academic division.

The Center for Faculty Excellence’s mission is to serve as a clearinghouse with collaborative leadership to help integrate continuous professional development opportunities. The Center for Faculty Excellence fosters ongoing innovative teaching, engaged learning, quality curricula and assessment, and scholarly research that supports equity and inclusion to augment the strong culture Butler has as a teaching university. 


Desautels COE class


At the heart of the Butler educational experience is a dedication to fostering a collaborative, stimulating learning environment in which students are inspired, engaged, and enriched to lead meaningful lives.

Shirley Triller advising an MBA student

Advising & Mentoring

A critical part of a student’s experience at Butler is personalized advising and mentoring. Resources and tools are available to assist faculty in not only making sure students stay on track, but also help students figure out their future paths.

Mikala Lain participating in an event in the Diversity Center.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Fostering a vibrant intellectual community demands an environment that uplifts and supports everyone, because we each have our own unique perspectives to share. At Butler, we strive to create this environment so that all feel valued and supported while learning and working here.

COPHS professor in a lab

Research, Scholarship & Creative Work

Equipped with internal grant opportunities and assistance with the external grants process, faculty are engaged in meaningful research, scholarship, and creative work on national and international levels.

Panos Linos advising students

Service & Leadership

There is no shortage of faculty service and leadership opportunities in the Butler community and beyond. Discover your fit or access resources for successful, thoughtful service here.

Professor and Provost in discussion

Faculty Life & Wellness

Specialists in their fields of study, Butler faculty are committed to exemplary teaching, collaborative research, and service. Diverse programs and resources are available to support Butler’s faculty throughout their academic & professional careers.