Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

 "Put learning as the focus as opposed to the teaching as a focus." Ian Wolf on the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast #222

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Wednesday, September 19 - Book Club (Wednesdays session), 4:00-5:00 pm, RCB 355

We are studying "What the Best Teachers Do" by Ken Bain. Email to sign up.


Monday, September 24 - CETL Seminar Series, 3:00-4:00 m, RPL 300S

Santoshi Nandivada, Assistant Professor of Physics, Holli Hall, Visiting Instructor of Biology, and Cheryl Chaney, Assistant Professor of Biology
We will share our experience attending the Summer Institute of Scientific Teaching and how it has changed our classroom experience. Active learning forms the core of scientific teaching. It is more structured towards the engagement and critical thinking skills of the learner through various classroom activities like peer learning, problem solving and inquiry-based learning. The goal being that the students take charge of their learning by doing and the teacher assuming the role of a facilitator. We will also present peer-reviewed research showing that active learning improves student performance and demonstrate various active learning strategies. We will also reflect on our own classroom experiences implementing active learning in variety of courses, address the common misconceptions and highlight the different ways you could include this to strengthen your teaching part of your annual portfolio.


Tuesday, September 25 - Book Club (Tuesdays session), 1:00-2:00 pm, CRA 115
We are studying "What the Best Teachers Do" by Ken Bain. Email to sign up.



The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) envisions a collaborative, learner-centered campus working together to ensure the success of the university community.


Recognizing the diversity of the university community, The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) develops an inclusive environment that promotes excellence in teaching and learning by encouraging open dialogue and active sharing of teaching practices and learning strategies through sustained university development activities.