"It has been said that the primary characteristic of a truly enlightened mind is its ability to entertain two seemingly contradictory ideas at the same time."

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


Faculty Workshop Day 2015: Thursday, October 8

Student Retention & Success is Job #1

Click here for the full schedule: Full Schedule

Creating an environment where students can succeed and thrive is the responsibility of all members of our community. Campus research shows that committed faculty, working with talented and dedicated staff and students, leads to greater student satisfaction, increased retention and helps strengthen St. Cloud State University’s mission. Student Retention

You MAKE Adifference.

Join us for a day of workshops where we’ll touch on the various factors thats hould be considered in promoting student retention and success.

Faculty Workshop Day
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Schedule at a glance::

  • 8-9 a.m.: What is Student Success?
  • 9:15-10:15 a.m.: Concurrent Sessions #1
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Concurrent Session #2
  • 11:45 a.m.-12: 45 p.m.: Moving Beyond Retention to Ensuring Student Success
  • 1-2:00 p.m.: Department/Program Meetings: The Role of Program Assessment in Student Success
  • 2:15-3:30 p.m.: Concurrent Session #3
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Taking Action to Promote Student Success


Teaching and Learning Grants 2015-2016

We are now accepting applications for the CETL Teaching and Learning Grants.

CETL Teaching and Learning Grants are awarded to assist in paying for student support, supplies and materials, books and/or specialized software.

To submit an application, follow the link below:



"The CETL Teaching/ Learning Grant helped me bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical clinical skills for my students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Hearing Assistive Technology Lab provided a much needed service to St. Cloud and the greater community. Thank you CETL!"

-Dr. Crowell, 2013 Teaching and Learning Grant Recipient


Miller Scholars Award Program

A St. Cloud State University Miller Scholar is one who proposes and implements a high quality Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project that will take his or her demonstrated track record in teaching and learning to a significantly higher level.

We encourage you to nominate a great professor for the 2015-16 Miller Scholar Award

Nomination Form

Candidate Application

For more information please visit the

Miller Scholars Program Page

Questions?  Please do not hesitate to email cetl@stcloudstate.edu


Fall 2015 Booktalks

We are now accepting proposals for Fall Semester Booktalks.

CETL Book Talks are a time-honored tradition in which colleagues have gotten together and had profound dialogues and animated discussions, as well as shared diverse perspectives about books of interest to the University Community as a whole. 

To submit a proposal, follow the link below:

Book Talk Proposal Form


Course Redesign Academy for the Digital Age

"I enjoyed learning about the different apps and websites that can be integrated into D2L"


Facilitator: Dr. Michael Truong

Thursday-Friday, February 5-6, 2015

Participants have:

  • Learned seven principles of undergraduate education,
  • Examined several technology tools (including various features of D2L) at “low tech” and a “high tech” levels, and
  • Worked individually and in groups with Dr. Truong and the SCSU D2L Team to apply one or more of the above principles and tools to the design of one course each.
  • Successfully advanced their use of instructional technology to the next level.

Co-sponsors: CETL and the Center for Continuing Studies.



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