"Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer--into a selflessness which links us with all humanity…"

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

April Forum 2017

April 7th, 2017 from 8:30 - 3:30 pm

Keynote Presentation


Scales of Difference: Practicing Story-ing each other

Ananya Chatterjea

(Scholar & Professor of Dance, U of M)


Ananya leading a community workshop

Recent events have reminded us of our collective failure to understand our intersectionality and the complexity of our identities and allegiances. As we re-dedicate ourselves to building communities through our work with students, how might creative processes allow us to indicate the many ways in which our lives resonate with each other? How might the drawing out of different stories create layered understanding of shared human experience?

In this session, Dr. Chatterjea will work with poetic text and metaphoric movement to remind us of the implication of the global in the local and our inevitable interdependence”.¬† A brief dance theater performance, participants working in small and large groups, and shared dialogue will be the key features of this session. The interactive exercises will work with the concept of "story-ing", creating and sharing stories in response to prompts.”

Everyone is welcome to attend, however, to help her prepare a presentation that is inclusive of all and provides accommodations as needed, please click here to RSVP for the presentation and indicate in your response if you have any special needs with regard to movement.

Registration and requests for special needs is required by Tuesday, March 28, 2017.


Coffee Hour: 8:30 - 9:00 am

Keynote Presentation: 9:00 - 10:45 am

Location: Atwood Ballroom



The Un-conference is a forum for faculty and staff to share and showcase the work they have done or to seek feedback on what they are planning for next year. We would like people to register to make a two-minute pitch at the beginning of this Un-conference, and then facilitate short conversations in small groups at a round table.

Presenters would focus on specific topics related to the following:

  • helping students communicate effectively
  • engage as a member of a diverse and multicultural world, and
  • think creatively and critically.

To register, we would need from you a topic and a short description that includes how your topic relates to one or more of the topics listed above. Please consider registering by sending us an email at cetl@stcloudstate.edu, or if you do not wish to present, just show up!

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Location: Atwood Glacier

Student Learning: Online Courses

Professor Robin Ewing, SCSU


Following the January Workshops webinar on Anti-Racist pedagogy in synchronous online learning, this session will focus on creating community in asynchronous online courses. In particular we will discuss adapting classroom-based activities to online platforms, reflective activities, and discussions. Through collaborative dialogue and problem solving, participants will learn strategies to enhance student learning to Engage as members of a diverse and multicultural world, and Think Creatively and Critically.

To RSVP for this session, please click here and write the name of this session in the body of the email.

Time: 1:15-2:15 pm

Location: Atwood Glacier


New Faculty Conversations


Active and engaging technology enhanced session on what faculty who have been hired over the last 3 years would like to share with us about their experiences and learning and what we can learn from them.

To RSVP for this session, please click here and write the name of this session in the body of the email.

Time: 2:30-3:30 pm

Location: Atwood Glacier