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Welcome to UW-Eau Claire

CETL is your educator development center, serving faculty, instructional academic staff, adjunct instructors, visiting instructors, and any staff member who wants to learn more about teaching or student learning.

Teaching Academy (New Educator Orientation)

This week-long academy is an orientation to teaching and learning on campus. The primary purpose is exploring evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices to prepare for the upcoming academic year. You will have an opportunity to engage with other new educators and campus educator mentors. Whether you are a new or experienced educator, you will have opportunities to select from a variety of topics to ensure an impactful experience.

Teaching Academy 2024 will take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday, August 8 (in-person)
  • Friday, August 9 (virtual)
  • Monday, August 12 (virtual)
  • Tuesday, August 13 (in-person)
  • Wednesday, August 14 (in-person)

View Teaching Academy Informational Video

More details and registration will be coming later in spring 2024.

Get Started Before Teaching Academy

Ready to get started before Teaching Academy? CETL staff are available throughout the summer to help you with teaching, learning, assessment, and instructional technology. Contact to schedule a consultation.

Educator Mentor Program

Join the mentor program and acquire the following benefits:

  • Discover different perspectives from campus educators
  • Explore campus and community resources
  • Connect with other educators

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

If you did not request a mentor in the Teaching Academy registration survey, you can still submit a request. Please share your name, department, email, and interests in the following survey.

Request a Mentor

Become a Mentor

If you are a current educator on campus who would like to serve as a mentor, please share your name, department, email, and interests.

Become a Mentor

Faculty members sitting outside talking

Sharing experiences and expertise

As new Blugolds are learning the ropes as students, new faculty members also are adjusting to a new teaching environment with the help of their peers through a faculty mentoring program.

Learn more

Getting Started Resources

The following list includes a new educator checklist, important employment and academic information, and campus resources.

Getting Started Resources List

AY 2024 Academic Policies and Procedures

New Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff Checklist

Campus Acronyms - Alphabetized

FASTER (Faculty and Staff Training and Employment Resources) List

Opening Week Calendar

Instructional Technology Support

Center for Writing Excellence

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

McIntyre Library Services

Other New Educator Professional Development

Your First Semester

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.

If you have questions or would like feedback on your teaching, CETL staff are available for individual consultations and a midterm student evaluation.

January: Teaching and Learning Professional Development Day

Start off the new year by reflecting on your teaching and gaining new ideas for the next semester.

Individual Consultations:

Now that you have experienced one semester of teaching at UW-Eau Claire, connect with CETL to dive into your teaching or course redesign ideas. We are here to support you as you prepare for the next semester.

Teaching and Learning Professional Development Day:

Each January, CETL brings a teaching and learning expert to campus for an educator 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.

Check the CETL home page in the fall for the latest information on January programming.

Spring: 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.

Check the CETL home page in January for the latest information on the CETL Certificate Program.

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