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.
September 25, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm, MacDowell Hall 103
Back by popular demand, this sequel to the Symposium on Teaching about Race workshop will enable participants to talk together about the issues involved in teaching about race. This discussion-focused program will allow for an exchange of ideas among faculty members regarding challenges, successes, and questions of how we can best move students forward (and perhaps also ourselves) in the process of understanding the critical impact of race.
Tips for Success in Applying for Summer and Faculty Research Grants
Allan Austin, History Department
Joe Cipriani, Occupational Therapy
Alicia Nordstrom, Psychology
October 18, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm, McGowan Room, Library
For the last few years, the Faculty Research Grant (FRG) Committee has noticed an increasing number of applications for Faculty and Summer Research Grants, which indicates the proliferation of scholars among our faculty. What criteria does the FRG Committee use to evaluate the grant applications? What are the common mistakes or characteristics of successful applicants? Members of the FRG Committee will answer these questions and more in hopes of clarifying the process and sharing recommendations for grant success.
Amanda Caleb, English Department
Alex Sergay, Manager of Online Learning Systems
November 13, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm, MacDowell Hall 103
Amanda Caleb has mastered the art of using her iPad for all of her teaching needs including presenting, grading, and showing films in class (with AppleTV). Join her as she shares her secrets for consolidating all of our teaching activities in one technology tablet. Note: bring your iPad if you have one!
Cosima Wiese, Biology Department/Core Director
December 6, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm, Mercy Hall 230
Since 1945, the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) has sponsored the travel of academic leaders to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries” (CIES). Our campus’ Fulbright representative, Cosima Wiese, will share her own experiences participating in the Fulbright Scholarship Program and discuss how faculty can apply for the program to take their teaching and research pursuits abroad.
Lunch is provided for these workshops, so please RSVP to Jen Drouse (firstname.lastname@example.org or x6430). You can let her know if you have any dietary restrictions.