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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 occurs annually in August.

View Teaching Academy Informational Video

Teaching Academy 2024 Information:

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

More details will be coming in May 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

Upon request, new educators are matched with an experienced educator outside of their department. Matches are based on shared interests in teaching, research, campus life, and community topics.

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

Serve as 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.

Serve as a Mentor

Educator Mentorship Program Story

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 Educator Checklist

Campus Acronyms

Faculty and Staff Training and Employment Resources (FASTER) List

Opening Week Calendar

Instructional Technology Support

Center for Writing Excellence

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

McIntyre Library Services

Additional 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.

Individual Consultation:

CETL partners are available to offer ideas on an individual basis for any teaching and learning topics you would like to explore. Consultations by phone, email, face-to-face, and web-conferencing are available upon request. Contact to request a consultation.

Midterm Student Evaluation:

CETL’s midterm student evaluation is a way to gain insight into what is helping your students learn, what is not helping your students learn, and what your students are doing to be successful. The process can take place through an online survey or an in-person focus group. CETL summarizes the data in a confidential report and offers options if change is desired. Check the CETL home page in late summer/early fall to request a midterm student evaluation.


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

Individual Consultation:

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. Contact to request a consultation.

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.


Offered each spring, CETL's Certificate 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 Certificate Program.

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