About the Center
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was established in 2006 with the belief that quality teaching is at the essential core of scholarship, and that it should be founded on a solid understanding of human learning.
The major goals for the Center include:
- Provide information on learning theory and instructional design that will help faculty better understand the fundamental issues of teaching and learning.
- Provide support for course design, organization, and implementation.
- Facilitate a campus-wide discussion on teaching and learning issues that affect what faculty do in their courses.
- Develop a library of resources from the research literature on teaching and learning.
- Promote the concept that teaching is a serious form of scholarship and as such deserves attention, respect, and rewards for faculty efforts in this area.
Faculty Ambassadors for CETL are selected based on demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching at the college. These individuals effectively connect the mission and activities of the Center to their respective academic areas in two ways:
- Provide input on development of programs, activities, and resources for the Center.
- Share the Center's vision and purpose with colleagues, encouraging all faculty to think critically about their teaching. Ambassadors not only relay information on events and resources, but more crucially advocate on-going dialog about teaching and learning.
- Current Faculty Ambassadors
The Center is directed by a full-time faculty member with a doctorate in Instructional Design as well as many years of teaching experience in the trenches of higher education.
Contact the Center
Barry R. Hill, Director
113 Blair Music Center