Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Regan Gurung, professor at University of Wisconsin, Green bay

Conferences, Events and Workshops

CETL Fall Seminar Series - SCSU's Belong Initiative

Facilitator: Dr. Glenn Davis, Interim Dean of University College

Thursday, Sept. 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m., OR Friday, Sept. 27, noon-1 p.m. | Miller Center B-18

CETL announces its Fall Seminar Series with its September Seminar: SCSU's Belonging Initiative. Glenn Davis, Interim Dean of University College, will lead the seminar and provide background about the St. Cloud State's Belonging Initiative, its theoretical underpinnings and current research being done here at St. Cloud State. Participants will be invited to propose their own projects that can contribute our understanding of belonging as well as support efforts to improve our students' experience at St. Cloud State.


SCSU Provost's Summit on Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Invited Speaker: Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock       

Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019 | Humanizing Learning With Digital Tools

“As colleges and universities move towards serving broader student populations, our teaching and learning environments must change to support their success. Diverse student populations require learning environments that provide options and use digital tools to mindfully cultivate a sense of belonging for students. This presentation will examine specific pedagogical approaches that leverage digital tools to create inclusivity and support learner variability. Believe it or not – technology can inspire greater connections between you and your students!”


Keynote Speaker Pacansky


Friday, March 22, 2019 | I Believe in You: Cultivating Inclusivity in Your Classes

Facilitator: Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock

In this workshop, Michelle will provide practical strategies for cultivating a sense of  belonging in your class. Together, we will examine the power of using asset-based language to support high opportunity students. You will examine your course syllabus through an equity-minded lens and learn how to leverage the power of humanized teaching practices like a liquid syllabus and video clips of the real you to foster trust. The workshop will conclude with an overview of digital platforms supported by St. Cloud that you can use to foster pre-course contact and get students excited about your class.

Please bring a printed copy of your syllabus to the workshop.