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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is an organization, facility, and community for supporting excellence in teaching across disciplines and across campus.

CETL organizes workshops on topics ranging from teaching strategies to new academic technologies. Additionally, CETL offers opportunities for faculty to attend webinars as a group and share ideas that grow out of these meetings. Please check our calendar for upcoming workshops, webinars, and roundtables.




Diversity Education Forum II: What do we need to promote diversity education and inclusion?

Allan Austin, Patrick Hamilton, Amanda Caleb, Alicia Nordstrom, Marguerite Roy, Carolyn Yencharis Corcoran, Kit Foley, Maria Cabrera

August 29, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm, Insalaco Hall 219

Last year, President Botzman asked the question, "What do we need for diversity education at Misericordia?" This second Diversity Education Forum will solicit faculty and staff input to formulate directives that can help our campus become an institution that values cultural diversity, embraces differences of thoughts and practices, and fosters an atmosphere of inclusion and belonging. Allan Austin, Patrick Hamilton, Amanda Caleb, Alicia Nordstrom, Marguerite Roy, Carolyn Yencharis Corcoran, Kit Foley, and Maria Cabrera will facilitate discussion to gather feedback and future directions on this critical topic for student development.


Roundtable Discussion: Preparing Students for Graduate School

Angela Asirvatham, Brian Carso, Rebecca Steinberger, Alicia Nordstrom, Carolyn Yencharis Corcoran and Tiffany Wiernusz

September 19, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm, Insalaco Hall 218/219

Students completing undergraduate programs need to start preparing for graduate school before they even know it. How do faculty teaching in undergraduate programs help their students be competitive and prepared for the graduate school application process? This roundtable discussion will facilitate an exchange of ideas across faculty and offer resources and supports from the Insalaco Center for Career Development.

Study Away Showcase: Part I

David Wright, Joe Cipriani, Jennifer Dessoye, Alicia Nordstrom, Carolyn Yencharis Corcoran, Marguerite Roy

October 15, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm, Insalaco Hall 218/219

This first showcase of the grant recipients for the Summer Institute on Expanding Students' Cultural Borders through International/Domestic and Service Learning.

Effective Use of Textbook Supplements

Evelyn Neunteufel, Jeff Stephens, Rich Hancuff

November 7, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm, Passan Hall 109

RSVP to Jen Drouse at or x6430

November 13, 5:30-7:30pm, Insalaco Hall 218/219

RSVP to Amy Denisco at

Publishers offer a wide array of textbook supplemental materials to enhance student learning. However, these materials can be overwhelming, non-intuitive, and time consuming to learn. This workshop highlights the main features of these materials, offers practical examples from current faculty, and explains how to embed supplemental resources into Blackboard.


Lunch is provided for these workshops, so please RSVP to Jen Drouse ( or x6430). Please let her know if you have any dietary restrictions.