Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning




New Faculty Orientation Workshops 2016-2017


Advising Workshop

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Time: 4:45-6:45pm

Location: Atwood Memorial Center, Voyageurs North


About the Workshop

Participants will be invited to complete a short D2L course, Advising @ SCSU, prior to the workshop. The course includes information and resources regarding academic advising as a field, as well as specific information on the advising model and resources here at St. Cloud State. Included in the course is a small handbook of resources which can be uploaded to a tablet, phone or computer which includes material many advisors reference on a daily basis.

Participants are asked to bring the handbook in electronic format or print and bring whichever pages are of particular interest.

During the workshop, participants will have a chance to build on the material in the course through conversation with the Director of Advising and Student Transitions as well as other participants.

Please RSVP by October 14, 2016 for adequate time to complete the course. It’s easy, just click this link which will open up an RSVP e-mail. In the e-mail, please let us know if you have any special dietary requests and then click send. See you at the workshop!




New Faculty PDP Workshops Series 2016-2017


Part 1: CETL Director and Faculty Association Workshop

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Click on image above to view PowerPoint from PDP Workshop Part 1.


Part 2: Panel Discussion with Deans Regarding PDP/PDR

Date: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016


Please email if you are interested in attending a workshop or would like information covered in one of these workshops.




New Faculty Orientation 2016-17


Thank you for joining us at the 2016-2017 Fall Convocation New Faculty Orientation!

Hosted by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, New Faculty Orientation features important information, resources and support for new faculty joining the Saint Cloud State University. The two-day event offers presentations on Introduction to Academic Technologies Team, Opportunities for Engagement in Teaching and Learning, tips on effective ways to demonstrate effectiveness, survive the First Day of class, advice on tapping resources to support teaching and research, and key introductions to University contacts and sources. New Faculty Orientation workshops will continue throughout the year with discussions and events designed to ensure a successful start to a rewarding career.

For more information check our Schedule!

For 2016 University Fall Convocation, see our CETL page!

Please refer to our 2016 Fall Convocation Booklet for more information and session descriptions.


New Faculty Resources



Click the image below to access the guideblog!

CETL Faculty e-Handbook



First Day Tips

Article: The First Day of Class


According to AACU, "The following teaching and learning practices have been widely tested and have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds. These practices take many different forms, depending on learner characteristics and on institutional priorities and contexts." The practices which include collaborative assignments and projects, service learning and community engagement, are known as High Impact Practices. For more information, please go to AACU's website.


Teacher Education


Cindy Gruwell Library 180 Intro to Academic Research


Learning Styles: Concepts and Evidence

Learning Styles, are they a myths or a reality: See Daniel Willingham's video summary

and article with Cedar Reiner in Change Magazine.