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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Embracing change in teaching and learning

CETL provides programming and assistance for faculty and staff to enhance their work as educators. We offer inclusive space for faculty and staff to meet for personal and professional growth. We focus on teaching, learning, and instructional technology.

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September Live Sessions

Have a question? Join us for drop-in Q&A sessions. Want to learn about Zoom? Attend Zoom Parts 1 and 2 sessions.

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Faculty Fridays Open Write

Looking to start or finish an article? An essay? A book? Block Friday mornings and write with the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE). Every Friday, starting Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join in person (McIntyre Library 2003A) or online via Zoom.

To join, RSVP to Jonathan Rylander
"Distracted: Why Students Can't Focus and What You Can Do About It" by James M. Lang book cover

Distracted: Why Students Can't Focus and What You Can Do About It Reading Group

Explore how you can structure your classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where you can actively cultivate students' attention. Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, and Oct. 27 from 10-10:50 a.m.

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"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot book cover

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Reading Group (EDI Tier 2)

Lacks was a poor black woman whose cells —taken without her knowledge— were used in a variety of medical breakthroughs. Her story illuminates topics of ethics, race, history, medicine, and health inequities. Sept. 17, Oct. 1, 15, and 29 from 12-12:50 p.m.

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"White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo book cover

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Reading Group (EDI Tier 2)

What is white fragility? Join this group for an in-depth exploration of white fragility, how it develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively. Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, and 20 from 11-11:50 a.m.

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Inclusive Recruitment and Hiring Discussion Group (EDI Tier 2)

Join colleagues from around campus to discuss ideas, strategies, and action steps to create a culture of inclusive recruitment and hiring on campus. Sept. 30, Oct. 21, and Nov. 18 from 2-3 p.m.

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Fall Midterm Student Evaluations: Oct. 11-22

Collect midterm feedback from students to help you and your students be successful. Let CETL collect the data and make a report for your eyes only. The process will be completed virtually through Qualtrics, so you don’t have to give up any class time.

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Professional Development at Your Convenience

View session recordings and resources to help you design organized Canvas courses, ensure content is accessible to all students, develop effective assignments, build community, and more!

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Instructional Technology

With the need for social distancing and live streaming in the classroom, technology is different. Learn about how to request technology, the availability of tools in the classroom, and web conferencing tools.

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Web Conferencing Tools Comparison

Compare the features of the three supported web conferencing tools on campus: Microsoft Teams, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and Zoom to help decide which tool to use for various purposes and audiences.

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