Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Previous Workshops

Professional Development Plan Café and Workshop

with the Deans, Mark Jaede (FA President) and Lalita Subrahmanyan (CETL Director).

When? Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Where? Voyageurs South, Atwood Memorial Center

The Deans will present their perspectives on the criteria they use in evaluating faculty PDPs, FA President Mark Jaede will present contractual perspectives on preparing PDPs, and Lalita Subrahmanyan will facilitate discussions on what makes high quality PDPs.

We will also feature exemplary faculty PDPs from across the campus.Come find out more about PDPs! Peruse the models, have a discussion, and gather ideas as you get ready to prepare your PDP!!!

Refreshments will be served!

Preparing Exemplary PDRs and PDR Café by Lalita Subrahmanyan & Tom Hergert

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: South Voyageurs

Description: The workshop will include information such as: How can faculty best represent their accomplishments? What can departments do to support faculty through the process? What can faculty expect of each other in the process of preparation and submission? How can the PDR and supporting materials be organized? We will also display model PDRs from faculty recommended by Deans, Chairs and others. Bring your drafts, ideas, and questions and get feedback!

Preparing PDRs: A conversation with College Deans, Associate Deans, and the Interim Associate Provost of Undergraduate Education and Student Support Services

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: South Voyageurs

Description: Deans, Associate Deans, and an Associate Provost will present their perspectives on the criteria they use to evaluate PDPs. They will also be available to answer questions about the RPT process specific to their colleges.

Notes from Workshop


Beyond the Classroom: Using Bicycles as a Vehicle for Learning

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Outdoor Endeavors Student Lounge (Student Recreation Center, Halenbeck Hall)

Facilitator: Ivan Bartha, Coordinator for Experiential Programs


Internal and External Funding (Sponsored Programs)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Voyageurs South


Academic Reorganization and Assumptions about Education (CETL)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Time: 3:30 -  5:00 p.m.

Location: Voyageurs South

Facilitated by professor Carolyn Hartz and Kevin Sharpe, Department of Philosophy

The workshop discussed the following seminal questions:

How do the proposed SCSU models fit the purposes of reorganization described on the website?

What are our perspectives on the purposes of higher education?

How do the proposed models fit our ideas about the purposes of higher education?

Click on these links below for reviewed materials:

“Aligning American Higher Education with a 21st Century Public Agenda” by James J. Duderstadt

“Dehumanized” by Mark Slouka


Teaching in Honors

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Voyageurs South

Facilitated by Geoffrey Tabakin and Gretchen Huwe


Tips for Student Advising

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Voyageurs South

Facilitated by Michael Sharp - Faculty Director of Advising, and Steve Klepetar - Student Advising

Thank you, Steve and Mike for a very information-filled, timely workshop on advising in general with special tips for SCSU's New Liberal Education Program.  For those of you who could not attend, please click on "Steve and Mike's powerpoint" for information and tips!


Video of Article 20 Department Policies Workshop

Article 20 Department Policies/Procedures

and the Role of Chair

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Facilitated by Tom Hergert and Todd DeVriese

How can the work of a department (department meetings, scheduling, GA allocation and duties, policies regarding collaboration with other units, faculty issues including Article 22 and 25, use of budget, department goals, etc.) be conducted in a manner that is democratic and inclusive?

How can Chairs lead, even though they are not supervisors?

What is the role of the Dean or Associate Dean in the setting of such policies? How can they help? What can they expect from departments by way of recommendations to help them make decisions?

In this workshop, Tom Hergert and Todd DeVriese, will discuss Article 20 of the IFO contract and help participants--faculty, staff, administrators--understand what they can expect of their chairs and what they can expect of each other with respect to departmental governance.


Video of Preparing PDPs Workshop

Preparing PDPs: Deans' Panel

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Voyageurs South, Atwood Memorial Center

Facilitated by Lalita Subrahmanyan

The workshop was attended by 16 faculty members and especially five Deans (including David DeGroote, Diana Lawson, Frank Harrold, Glen Palm and Todd DeVriese) of different colleges in St. Cloud State University. The panel discussion provided a valuable opportunity not only for each Dean to share the criteria he or she uses to evaluate and assess faculty PDPs, but also for faculty members to address their questions and concern about preparing PDPs. An extra discussion involving the topic "Tools, methods, and approaches to evaluate teaching and learning to maximize our potential” was also held at the end of the workshop to offer our faculty members more insights into the field of teaching and learning.


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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Facilitated by Lalita Subrahmanyan and Tom Hergert


The workshop was attended by 17 faculty members representing a variety of colleges and departments in St. Cloud State University:  from the G.R. Herberger College of Business, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Humanities, College of Science and Engineering to the Academic Learning Center and Learning Resources and Technology Services. Together we created a helpful experience through a lively discussion around the issues related to the preparation of PDPs. Special thanks to all faculty members who provided their PDPs as samples.