The LMU Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing resources and inspiration for all who teach at LMU to help create an excellent learning experience for all LMU students. The CTE was established in 1998, and funding is provided by an endowment. The CTE hosts presentations both by distinguished experts from outside the university and by LMU faculty who share their expertise in teaching methods and in educational research. The Center provides an open and supportive environment for professional dialogue about teaching. The CTE also provides grants, both to support travel to educational conferences and to engage in pedagogical innovations and educational research. The Center's smart classroom (University Hall 3030) is supplied with the latest technology, including clickers.