Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning





Spring PDR Café:

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Location: Glacier South, Atwood Memorial Center.

Come peruse, discuss, and gather ideas as you get ready to prepare your PDR!!! We will display PDRs prepared by faculty recommended by the Deans and Chairs at the Café. Refreshments will be served!

Click Here for Photos from the Workshop

Perspectives from the Deans Panel:

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Location: Voyageurs North, Atwood Memorial Center.

Deans will participate on a panel and share with faculty their perspectives on how PDRs should be prepared and organized.



In case you missed them, click links below for information covered in each PDP Café:

Perspectives from the Deans and Faculty Association – A Panel Presentation

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Voyageurs North, Atwood Memorial Center

The Assistant Provost of Undergraduate Education, and Deans from the colleges, schools, and Learning Resources Services shared their perspectives on Faculty Professional Development Plans and the criteria they use for evaluation. Susan Hubbs, FA President shared her views on contractual obligations and process under Article 22 of the Master Agreement.

High Quality is Possible! A workshop on the Professional Development Process

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 3:30 – 5:00

Location: Voyageurs North, Atwood Memorial Center,

Lalita Subrahmanyan, Director, CETL shared effective ways to set goals, evaluate and document your teaching, research, professional development and service anchored in the best higher education literature. Exemplary faculty PDPs from across the campus were featured.

Informal PDP/PDR Consultants:

Because they have recently negotiated the PDP/PDR and Tenure processes, and/or because they were identified as having an excellent track record, the following faculty members have kindly agreed to serve as informal consultants to new and non-tenured faculty from various departments and colleges to help them prepare their PDPs and PDRs. Thank you, colleagues, for your service! 

Name of Faculty Consultant and Department:

Amy Fredin, Accounting, (HBS)

Kyle Ward, Geography and Planning, (SOPA)

Morgan Nyendu, Political Science, (SOPA)

David Wall, Geography and Planning, (SOPA)

Chukwunyere Ugochukwu, Geography and Planning, (SOPA)

Mario Hesse, Criminal Justice, (SOPA)

Adesegun Oyedele, Marketing (HBS)

Theresa Estrem, Communication Sciences Disorders (SHHS)

Susan Parault Dowds, Counseling and Community Psychology (SHHS)

Sohel Ahmad, Management (HBS)

James Tan, Management (HBS)

Mark Schmidt, Information Systems (HBS)

Ilene Christian, Teacher Development (SOE)

Tina Livingston, Counseling and Community Psychology (SHHS)

Mathew Barton, English (CLA)

Sonja Goerdt, Mathematics (COSE)

Brian Olson, Biological Sciences (COSE)

Mathew Tornow, Sociology/Anthropology (CLA)

Michelle Hammes, Political Science (SOPA)

Jason Lindsey, Political Science (SOPA)


CETL collaborates with various units and Faculty Association to facilitate workshops on topics of interest to SCSU faculty, staff, and administrators. We try to have workshops in a series focused on various themes. One series is our PDP/PDR Workshop series to assist faculty with the planning and reporting of their professional development plans for evaluation, promotion and tenure. Other series are focused on themes based upon campus-wide needs.


Holding the mirror to ourselves: A yearlong campus community exploration of approaches that foster a culture of engagement among faculty, staff, and students in teaching and learning.

Thematic Series Events:

Spring Teaching and Learning Forum, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring Convocation, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - Friday, January 11, 2013

Fall Teaching and Learning Colloquium, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

8:30-4:30  CETL thematic workshops

Fall Convocation, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Keynote Panel Presentation: What Environments and Experiences best Foster Learning?  A Focus on the Positive.

Objective:  Explore answers to the following questions: What helps us all learn? What learning environments invite engagement? What experiences enable us to take risks into the unknown?  How does it feel to have a glimmer of enlightenment or a boom of excitement? What keeps us from being engaged? What prevents us from digging deep and immersing ourselves?

Panel of faculty, staff, and administrators: Miguel Martinez-Saenz, Carol Cooley, Kevin Haglin, Eddah Mutua-Kombo, Jeanne Lacourt.

Planning Committee:  Shahzad Ahmad, Debra Carlson, Carol Cooley, John Hoover, Brandon Johnson, Debra Leigh, Bob Lessinger, Miguel Martinez-Saenz, Jennifer Matzke, Steven McCullar, Eddah Mutua-Kombo, Jacquilline Nagila, Jane Olsen, Tracy Ore, Mary Soroko, Lalita Subrahmanyan, Caryn Thole, Addie Turkowski, Jarrod Wiggins, Owen Zimpel.

Goal: Our goal is to provide opportunities for reflective and transformative conversations, roundtables, creative productions, speaker events, and workshops that will ignite a passion and excitement for teaching and learning in ourselves and our students.  In doing so, we hope to help faculty, staff, students and administrators:

  • gain an understanding of faculty, staff, and student body identities and needs,
  • reflect upon our practices and how they are appropriate for our institutional identity,
  • enhance relationships and a sense of community, and
  • build consensus around the ideas and practices leading to success