"The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them."

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Preparations for Academic Year 2015-2016




Please follow these links to the application forms:

Common Reading Program Faculty Development

Designing Instructional Strategies for Flipping the Classroom

Integrating Information and Digital Literacy across the Curriculum


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



August 19-21, 2015

To register for the SCSU Teaching and Learning Fair, please click on:

T&L Fair 2015 Registration Form

(Please note that participants in CETL’s 2014-15 Faculty Learning Communities and Communities of Practice, recipients of Provost’s Action Grants 2014, and CETL Teaching and Learning Grants 2014 are required to register for the Teaching and Learning Fair.)

To propose and facilitate workshops and other sessions please click to fill out a proposal form on the strand of your choice below:

Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Teaching Showcase

Informational Session


Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, August 19

9:00-10:15     President's Convocation Address

10:15-11:45  Ice Cream Social & Welcome Reception for new Provost

11:45-12:00   Break

12:00-12:30   SCSU Teaching and Learning Fair – Welcome and Introductions Miller Center Second Floor Reading Court

12:00-2:00     SCSU Teaching & Learning Fair and Light Lunch Miller Center Second Floor Reading Court and Third Floor, MC 310

2:00-2:15       Break

2:15-4:00       Keynote – Cascade, Atwood Memorial Center

2:15-2:30       Break

4:30-7:30       FLC Orientation – Cascade

Thursday, August 20

9:00-1:45     College and Department Meetings

1:45-2:00      Break

2:00-3:15       Concurrent Sessions A - B Ballroom A, B, C, Maple, Mississippi, Oak, Primrose

3:15-3:30       Break

3:30-4:45       Concurrent Sessions B - Ballroom A, B, C, Maple, Mississippi, Oak, Primrose

3:30-4:30       IFO/FA Orientation, IFO Rights & Responsibilities, Retirement Options, Ballroom, Atwood

Friday, August 21

9:00-11:00     Special Workshop: Application of Backward Design Principles

9:00-10:15     Concurrent Sessions C - Glacier N & S, Voyageurs N & S

10:30-11:45   Concurrent Sessions D - Glacier N&S, Voyageurs N & S



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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