CETL is your faculty development center and serves faculty, instructional academic staff, adjunct instructors, visiting instructors, and any staff member who want to learn more about teaching or student learning.
New Faculty Orientation
This week-long academy is designed as an orientation to teaching and learning on campus. The purpose is to design and create a model course. Participants will apply the course planning process to their specific course, incorporate campus academic policies, and identify resources to integrate into course planning. New and experienced educators have opportunities to select from a variety of topics to ensure an impactful experience.
Teaching Academy is scheduled for August 19-23 in Centennial Hall 3314.
Please register by August 6.
If you are unable to attend Teaching Academy, contact CETL to learn essential academic and logistics-related information.
Educator Mentor Program
Academic Affairs offers a mentoring program for new faculty, instructional academic staff, adjunct instructors, and visiting instructors.
Join the mentor program and acquire the following benefits:
- Discover different perspectives from campus faculty
- Explore campus and community resources
- Connect with other faculty
Every attempt will be made to ensure mentors and mentees are from different departments to avoid any conflicts of interest in departmental faculty and IAS evaluations. Matches are based on shared interests in teaching, research, campus life, and community topics. Mentor/mentee meetings take place once or twice a month and can include discussion on teaching strategies, research opportunities, campus resources, campus involvement (committees, organizations, book groups), and community involvement.
Request a Mentor
Please share your name, department, email, and interests.
Become a Mentor
If you are a current faculty or instructional academic staff member who would like to serve as a mentor, please share your name, department, email, and interests.
Extended Teaching Academy
Join your Teaching Academy cohort for monthly check-ins to stay up-to-date with upcoming events and deadlines. College representatives will facilitate these important discussions to keep your semester running smoothly.
- Sept. 16 (12-12:50 PM) and Sept 19 (8:30-9:20 AM)
Dr. Jill Prushiek, Associate Dean, will present on the DEP
- Oct. 14 (12-12:50 PM) and Oct. 17 (8:30-9:20 AM)
Dr. Mike Carney, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, will present on the various facets of being an instructor
- Nov. 11 (12-12:50 PM) and Nov. 14 (8:30-9:20 AM
Dr. Karen Havholm, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs, and Dr. Arin VanWormer, Associate Professor of Nursing, will present on mentoring student researchers
- Dec. 9 (12-12:50 PM) and Dec. 12 (8:30-9:20 AM)
CETL staff will present on revising syllabi, submitting grades, and completing the Liberal Education assessment form
- Jan. 28 (12-12:50 PM) and by appointment
CETL staff will present on making small changes in course redesign
- Feb. 17 (12-12:50 PM) and Feb 20 (8:30-9:20 AM)
Jenny Hlava, Counselor, will present on connecting students with the Counseling Center
- March 16 (12-12:50 PM) and March 19 (8:30-9:20 AM)
Dr. Jonathan Rylander, Director of the Center for Writing Excellence, will present on how the writing center can support you and your students
- April 13 (12-12:50 PM) and April 16 (8:30-9:20 AM)
Dr. Mary Hoffman, Director of Academic Planning and Assessment, will present on Liberal Education
- May 11 (12-12:50 PM) and May 14 (8:30-9:20 AM)
Dr. Mary Hoffman will present on the role of the faculty advisor
Sessions are held in CETL, VLL 1142
The following list includes a new faculty checklist, the Opening Week schedule, important employment and academic information, and campus resources.
Weekly Schedule Templates:
Programming for New Faculty
The fall semester is a time for you to focus on your courses, make connections with your colleagues, and settle in at UW-Eau Claire. We understand how overwhelming the first semester can be and recommend participating in professional development opportunities once you have completed one semester.
Extended Teaching Academy meetings will be held each month to provide you with just-in-time information to keep your semester on track.
If you have questions or would like feedback on your teaching, CETL staff are available for individual consultations and a midterm student evaluation.
Each January, CETL brings a teaching and learning expert to campus for a faculty professional development day. The topic and speaker vary from year to year, but the January program is always designed to provide you with the latest teaching research, methods, and resources to enhance your teaching and connection with students.
More information on the January 2020 workshop will be posted soon.
CETL Certificate Program
This program is designed for early-career educators who are interested in expanding their knowledge about teaching, learning, and instructional technology. Participants select discussion topics, talk with experienced faculty about successful teaching practices they use, and share positive experiences and challenges with each other. Certificates are awarded upon completion of a small teaching project.
Email CETL to register. This program will begin in February 2020. More details to come!