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Welcome to UW-Eau Claire!

CETL is your faculty development center on campus and serves faculty, instructional academic staff, adjunct instructors, visiting instructors, and any staff member who want to learn more about teaching or student learning.

CETL offers a variety of group and individual opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally throughout the academic year. We are available most any day for individual consultations on everything teaching and learning from course design to creating and using instructional videos.

To help you get started at UW-Eau Claire please check out the opportunities listed below for new faculty as well as all instructional staff. As the summer progresses you will receive a welcome letter from our Chancellor and a warm welcome from your new department. We encourage you to take advantage of any help from your department and of course from CETL.

Orientation for New Employees and Instructors

Please contact the ASK Center for more information related to general new employee orientation information.

New Educator Orientation - Monday, August 21, 2017

Part 1
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  |  Schneider Hall 204
RSVP to Jillian Anderson

Presentations on campus technology resources, employee perks/wellness, and financial/administrative details. We will also go on a campus bus tour and get your official Blugold ID card and professional headshot taken.

Dessert Bar and Networking Time
12:30 - 1 p.m.  |  CETL Old Library 1142

Part 2
1 - 4 p.m.  |  CETL Old Library 1142

Welcome from Provost followed by presentations on CampS, Desire to Learn (D2L), classroom policies and procedures, and technology available in the classrooms.

Opportunities for New and Returning Instructors

Teaching Academy -
August 16, 17 & 18, 2017
1 - 4 p.m.
  |  CETL Old Library 1142

What is the Teaching Academy? Choose a course to design or redesign, then join your colleagues for 3 half days of sharing ideas and working through creating a course that fits your content, your students, and your teaching style. Come with materials and be ready to work!

When is the Teaching Academy? The Teaching Academy takes place the week before the contract period begins. It is a nice time to focus on your courses before all the meetings and university business begins.

Individual Work Time Included: Each morning participants are encouraged to work on course prep, D2L, or learn a new technology to use in your course. Individual consultants will be available to work with you if desired.

August Workshops - Monday, August 28, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (12 - 1 lunch on your own)  |  Centennial Building

Attend a variety of 50-minute sessions in the morning featuring one small change you could make in your teaching to enhance student learning, be more efficient with your time, or to better organize your resources. The afternoon sessions will be 90 minutes each and will focus on strategies to consider when teaching larger classes. Take a look at the line up by clicking on the link below and contact CETL to register for any sessions you would like to attend.

Click here to view the list of workshops.

Drop-in Time for D2L Work
August 30, 2017  |  1 - 5 p.m.
August 31 and September 1 & 5, 2017  |  12 - 5 p.m.

CETL Old Library 1142

Have a question about D2L? Stop in or make an appointment with the D2L Coordinator, Tiffany Lewis, at or 715-836-2700.

Individual Consultations: at your convenience.

Course planning, teaching station refreshers, or D2L assistance.

You'll Want to Check This Out!

Click the link below to view the 2017-2018 Policies and Procedures related to Classroom Instruction.

     Policies and Procedures Relating to Classroom Instruction

The Office of Academic Affairs has some great advice for new UW-Eau Claire faculty.

      New Instructional Staff Information

Make sure to take a look at the following resources. McIntyre Library offers many services for faculty and staff. Your department is assigned a library liaison as your "go to" person for any questions you may have.In addition, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is a resource for you if you have a research, scholarly, or creative endeavor you are interested in pursuing.

Getting Started with Technology in Your Classroom

It is no secret that technology plays a critical role in today's classroom. But sometimes that technology can be confusing and difficult to learn. Click on the links below to learn about the technologies with which we can help: 

If you have questions about any technology that is not on this list, please let us know. We have a number of connections on campus.