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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Advancing transformative education

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.

Spring 2020

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Small Teaching Reading Group / Feb. 14-April 24

Join facilitators Mary Beth Leibham and Tom Sather in reading and discussing Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, which presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes.

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Reading Group: Two Faced Racism: Whites in the Backstage and Frontstage / Feb 20-March 12

Join facilitator Selika Ducksworth-Lawton to examine the racial attitudes and behaviors of whites toward blacks in the United States.

How to be an Antiracist

Reading Group: How to Be an Antiracist / Feb. 21- March 13

Join facilitator Selika Ducksworth-Lawton through an exploration of antiracist ideas-from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities- that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand the consequences, and work to oppose them.


Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom

Feb. 17 - March 23 (register by Feb. 13)
EDI Tier 2

Join this five-week, instructor-paced online course to explore strategies for inclusive course design, student-centered pedagogical practices, facilitating learning across differences, and change efforts that support student engagement, achievement, and belongingness. Come with a course of your own in mind and design for inclusion. Upon registering, you will receive the link to register through Edx for access to course materials.


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Faculty Fridays Open Write / 9:00-11:00 a.m. Feb. 14 - May 15

Looking for a quiet space to write on a weekly basis? This program offers uninterrupted work time and space to receive support from the Center for Writing Excellence Director and Assistant Director, Jonathan Rylander and Andrew Suralski.


Writing Across the Curriculum & High-Impact Practices / Feb. 28

How might we, as a campus, engage writing across the curriculum? How are we already doing so in our classes and in collaborations with students? Join this campus-wide CETL discussion to share ideas and learn about emerging trends in the field of writing.

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Request Midterm Student Evaluation / March 9-20

Invite a CETL representative to visit your class to collect confidential feedback from students. The process can take place during the first or last 20 minutes of class.

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