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Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence




Create a culture of faculty collaboration and teaching innovation that enhances student learning and empowers employees.


The mission of the MATC’s Center for Teaching Excellence is to provide instructional consultation and support to part-time and full-time faculty which stimulates faculty collaboration and encourages teaching innovations. We are pleased to have you on our team. You and your colleagues are the key to the success of our students and this college as we work to transform the lives of our students, build the workforce our industry partners need and improve the community we share.


The Center focuses on faculty professional development, collaboration, exploration, accountability, and just-in-time answers when you need them. The Center's goal is to bring together research, teaching, mentorship, evaluations, and faculty support services. The Center is much more than just people, workshops, conversations and a welcoming space on campus. It's a place to find collaborators and colleagues across the disciplines, and to fill your pail with new ideas through reading groups, by learning new technologies, and by sharing high-impact practices. Grow. Stretch. Breathe. Think deeply. Learn. At the MATC’s Center for Teaching Excellence, the possibilities are endless.

The CTE structure

CTE Updates August 2021. Please read here the important information on:

  • The CTE Communication Coordinator transition
  • CTE staffing and hours
  • Printing and Copying Services
  • MATC Copyright Policy and Guidelines
  • New look for FQAS
  • Fall ZERD course availability
  • Faculty Support Forum: Fall Return to Campus

Who to Contact

For General Questions please email us at

If you have more specific questions please contact individual CTE members:

  • Contact Faculty Support Team with questions about Professional Development opportunities, ZERD courses (except ZERD 197-199) and new faculty orientations
  • Contact Faculty Development Coaches with questions about 21st Century Classroom, Classroom Observations, and Teaching Action Plan development for Probationary Faculty
  • Contact Faculty Development Coordinators, Al Luna at  and Lantha Little at, with questions about FQAS in general, specifically renewal activities submission and approval, and Peer Coaching review
  • Contact CESL Team with questions about experiential learning, community partnerships and service-learning projects

With questions related to Credentialing and SumTotal please contact HR Staff:

  • Contact Michelle (Krueger) Wild at with questions related to how to use, find, and complete things in SumTotal

With questions related to the 21st Century Classroom Blackboard shells reviews and ZERD 197-199 please contact the Online Learning Department Team at

About the CTE Director

                Photo of Julie Ashlock

Dr. Julie Ashlock

An adventurer at heart, Julie is a Wisconsin native who has lived in several states including Colorado, Montana, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.  Awed by the beauty found in nature, she spends her time outdoors hiking, sketching, and on the lake with her husband, two children, and beloved Labrador retriever.  She volunteers for Milwaukee Riverkeepers, Girls Scouts of Southeastern Wisconsin, is on the Board of Directors for the Germantown Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the National Art Educators Association.

Julie is a lifelong learner and has earned her Doctor of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education – Teaching and Learning; her dissertation topic explores the influence of digital culture on the development of critical thinking skills in visual art students. In addition, Julie has an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Oregon and a BFA in Art from Colorado State University. As a professional educator Julie is highly attuned to strategies and activities that support and encourage student success, retention, and ultimately completion. With over 15 years of experience as an Academic Dean or Director and another five years as an instructor, Julie is well-qualified in hiring, training, and mentoring any level of the academic position including but not limited to faculty, academic staff, program directors, library, student affairs, and executive committee members.  She is a confident author of accreditation and regulatory documentation, application, submission, and visitation procedures.  She is passionate about transformation and can navigate and thrive in challenging environments.  Julie develops creative strategies for the next generation that are sustainable and visionary. 

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