Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


During the week before classes begin in January of each Academic Year, CETL plans, organizes and coordinates Spring Convocation activities in collaboration with other units on campus.

It is a time for faculty and staff to come back together after the winter break as a community of scholars for shared dialogues around how we support the learning of our students.

We conduct special workshops and our exemplary faculty are invited to showcase their teaching and discuss their pedagogy, and several units conduct informational sessions on various topics related to matters of

interest at SCSU.



January 3-6, 2017

"Engaging as a Member of a Diverse and Multicultural World"

Conference at a Glance


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

8:30–11:30             Open Time

11:30-12:30            Lunch on your own

12:30-2:00              Academic Affairs Assembly Atwood Ballroom

2:00-2:30                Break

2:30-4:30                College/School meetings Location: Announced by Deans

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

8:00-9:00                 Breakfast Social Ritsche Auditorium Lobby

9:00-10:15               President’s Convocation Address Ritsche Auditorium

10:15-10:30              Break

10:30–12:00             Department Meetings Location: Announced by Chairs

12:00-1:00               Grant Opportunities (desserts/drinks provided) Atwood, Alumni Room

1:00-1:15                 Break

1:15-4:30                 Growth Mind-Set and Belongingness Atwood, Voyageurs Room

Thursday, January 5, 2017

8:00-12:00                Intercultural Knowledge, Competence: Value Rubric, Assignment Charrette Atwood, Voyageurs

12:00-12:15              Break

12:15-1:15                Grant Opportunities (desserts/drinks provided) Atwood, Alumni Room

1:15-1:30                  Break

1:30-4:30                  Anti Oppression Strategies for Online Education Environments Atwood, Voyageurs Room

Friday, January 6, 2017

8:30-12:00                Assessment Workshops Atwood, Glacier Room

12:00-1:00                Lunch on your own

1:00-4:30                  Open Time






January 6-9, 2016

For the detailed program and descriptions of sessions, please click on:


Schedule at a Glance




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