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Upcoming Programs

Join a reading or discussion group

CETL sponsors several reading and discussion groups each semester. Topics include teaching, learning, diversity, and personal development.

September Live Sessions

CETL is here to support you in navigating the changes you might have to make to how you will teach and connect with students this fall. Join us this September for Q&A sessions and other sessions on Collaborate Ultra, Kaltura, Padlet, Transparent Assignment Design, and more!

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Professional Development at Your Convenience

All session topics will be recorded for future use. Check out the Professional Development at Your Convenience page to view recordings and resources from sessions.

Fall Reading Groups

Stereotype Threat and Implications for the Classroom

EDI Tier 2
Virtual meetings on the following Fridays from 11-11:50 a.m.: Oct. 23, Nov. 6, and Nov. 20
Facilitated by Angie Stombaugh

Whistling Vivaldi Book Cover

Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele is a book exploring research on stereotypes and identity and how this affects our students. Students may experience stereotype threat, a phenomenon in which a member of a group feels pressure to disprove stereotypes about that group. Stereotype threat has a powerful effect on learning and academic performance. This book group will explore how stereotypes shape identity in the classroom and discuss strategies that can minimize stereotype threat to help all students achieve in the classroom



Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom, Notes from a White Professor

EDI Tier 2
Virtual meetings on the following Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5
Facilitated by Cindy Albert

Teaching About Race and Racism in the College Classroom


This book is about teaching race and racism in a way that is compassionate but also relentlessly honest about the realities of racism and White supremacy in the United States. The focus is on how to teach rather than what to teach. The author provides citations and references throughout the book to excellent resources that could be used to learn more about race and racism, but the main focus will be on teaching and on how to support you as an instructor as you do this difficult work.


Faculty Fridays Open Write

Starting Friday, Sept. 4
Every Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. via Collaborate Ultra

Notepad and Laptop - Faculty Fridays Open Write Virtual Group

Looking to start or finish an article? An essay? A book? Protect your time to do so. Block Friday mornings and write (virtually) with the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE).

To join, RSVP to Jonathan Rylander at

EDI Tier 2 Professional Development

EDI professional development opportunities include training sessions and workshops on specialized topics, such as inclusive pedagogy, implicit and unconscious bias, racism and institutional racism, gender and sexual orientation.

Programming will be offered virtually this fall.

Visit the Tier 2 EDI programming registration site to sign up for sessions that interest you.

Tier 2 Workshops

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