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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Call for Proposals: Fall Convocation

CETL is now seeking proposals for the

2016-2017 Fall Convocation

Review of proposals begin on April 29, 2016.


Innovations for Student Learning is a special strand during Fall Convocation Days 2016. In this strand, we invite you to facilitate workshops, roundtables, panels, or other sessions in which you share strategies you have been using to engage students in rich learning experiences. We’d like you to pick experiences that you think would be appreciated by faculty and instructional staff in your own and other disciplines.

Please feel free to propose sessions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Engaging lectures
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Active engagement through group or individual work
  • Innovative grading techniques or tools
  • Authentic assessments
  • Connecting learning across the disciplines
  • Active and experiential learning in theory and practice
  • Collaborations for student success
  • Sharpening assessment

To make a proposal, please fill out the form below and email it to CETL.

Proposal Announcement and Form 2016



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Professional Faculty Development & Collaboration Opportunities


CETL is now seeking participants

for the new 2016 – 2017 FLC and CoPs


CETL is proud to announce the approval of the 2016-2017 Faculty Learning Communities and Communities of Practice. We are now extending the opportunity to participate in these CoPs and FLCs to faculty and instructional staff. Applications for the FLCs and CoPs are embedded below each description. Please send all completed applications to CETL.

To access the participation form, click the link under the description of your choice of FLC or CoP.


Faculty and Professional Learning Community

  • FLC A: Assessing the Impact of Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum (ARPAC)

    Facilitators: Melissa Prescott, Darlene St. Clair, Debra Leigh & Kyoko Kishimoto

    • Objective: To assess the impact of the Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum (ARPAC) project on faculty participants and students who enroll in course taught by faculty participants.
    • FLCA-MemberApp

Communities of Practice

  • CoP A: Anti-Racist Pedagogy

    Facilitators: Darlene St. Clair & Melissa Prescott
    • Focus Area: Support faculty who have previously participated in the Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum (ARPAC) Project.
    • CoPA-MemberApp

  • CoP B: Reflections on Teaching: Cultural Diversity

    Facilitator: Deola Brumbaugh-Johnson
    • Focus Area: This CoP will look at how self-reflective practice will benefit students. In addition, it will analyze teaching experience as it relates to cultural diversity. In doing so, faculty involved in this CoP will find ways to improve and incorporate the best teaching practices within their curriculum.
    • CoPB-MemberApp

  • CoP C: Creating a Caring Culture: Confronting Bullying at SCSU

    Facilitators: Rachel Wexelbaum, Mary Clifford, Tom Hergert, Mark Jaede, Frances Kayona, Debra Leigh & Alex Palacco
    • Focus Areas: Anti-bullying education, interpersonal skill development, conflict resolution, organizational change, Husky Compact, campus climate assessment, safe spaces, diversity training, personal empowerment, and mindfulness.
    • CoPC-MemberApp



Faculty-to-Faculty Lunch Conversations

The theme for our next gathering, taking place Friday, April 22nd will be

“What do you need from CETL?” please join Tracy if you are able.


Note: A soup and salad lunch will be provided for those in attendance.


As the lives of our students-and ourselves- get more and more complicated, and as the pace of the semester increasingly speeds up with each passing week, it is often difficult to find the time to pause, reflect, and have conversation with our colleagues about how we can improve our teaching and the learning experience of students. In an effort to help you carve out space to have these important conversations, The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning will be hosting lunches from noon to 1:00pm on the dates listed below.

Spring Semester 2016 Conversation Schedule:

(Note: all meetings take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Maple Room, AMC)

  • April 22nd

Here are the guidelines:

  • These are informal gatherings: come when you can, leave when you must.
  • By “faculty” we mean anyone connected to teaching students with an interest in fostering their success.
  • While the conversations are informal, CETL will send out a topic of conversation prior to each gathering. If you have suggestions for themes, please feel free to forward them to our office cetl@stcloudstate.edu


April 1st Workshop Day

For more information and session materials please follow the link below.

April Teaching & Learning Forum


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