Summer Institute 2016 – “Highlighting Faculty”

Several faculty members signed up to participate in a day of sharing at the 2016 CETL Summer Institute  – “Highlighting Faculty”. Faculty presenters from various disciplines shared an engaging, learner-centered strategy with colleagues. This event allowed faculty to meet face to face, mingle and exchange ideas. A special thank you is extended to presenters. Topics ranged from collaborative apps and learning environments, engaging students the first day of class, to setting quality coursework standards and providing feedback via the use of Blackboard grading rubrics. From gathering at the popcorn bar to enjoy a snack or the lively discussions on various student achievement strategies, there appeared to be a sense of  social […]

2016 SUMMER INSTITUTE SCHEDULE

CETL Year in Review

As I begin my first full academic year as the CETL Director, I want to thank everyone for their support, confidence, and patience this past semester.  The CETL staff are committed to supporting the mission of the University by providing opportunities for professional growth to faculty and staff. Our journey this past year was characterized by new challenges and opportunities during this transitional period. Despite the changes in the department, we’re proud of the accomplishments we’ve achieved. View a summary of our achievements in our Annual Report Infographic below.

2015 Fall Kickoff

This year’s 2015 CETL Fall Kickoff, in partnership with AVID, will be held on AUGUST 28, at Lou’s Place. This year’s theme is Student Success and University Quality: What’s the Connection? What Really Matters? and we look forward to seeing you there!

Universal Design

Do you employ universal design in your classroom? This video illustrates some strategies to make sure you reach students will all levels of abilities.

PowerPoint Advice

Please watch this funny video and learn some dos and don’ts of using PowerPoint for your presentations.

CETL’s Meira presents at NMC Conference

CETL’s Instructional Technologist Dr. Adeline “Addy” Meira Tolliver presented at the the New Media Consortium (NMC) Summer Conference in Washington, DC (June 9-11). The title of the presentation was Badges and Faculty Development Year Two in Review and it discussed the development and status CETL’s badge program for faculty development that has received national and international recognition for the past two years. This is the fourth time that Dr. Tolliver has attended the NMC Conference and it is the third time that she has presented. The NMC, according to its website, is described as “a community of hundreds of leading universities, colleges, museums, and research centers. The NMC stimulates and […]

2015 Summer Institute Reflections

Last week the CETL, in partnership with Avid for Higher Education hosted the 2015 Summer Institute. The focus for this year’s event was enhancing student engagement. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination is a non-profit organization offering strategies to assist campuses in improving college success. Speakers for the event were Billy Madigan and Kristi Gerdes, of AVID for Higher Education. The first day’s sessions were led by Billy Madigan. His thought-provoking opening keynote, Culture, Connection and Embodied Cognition was inspiring and insightful. Madigan encouraged faculty to reflect on the strategies they incorporate to build strong connections with students. Empathic connections, taking the time to really get to know students, and adjusting approaches […]

Check out the 2015 Summer Institute Schedule

Our Summer Institute, in partnership with AVID, will be held on MAY 19-20. The focus this year will be High Engagement Strategies. Bill Madigan will lead day one and Kristi Gerdes will lead day two. Faculty members are encouraged to bring a syllabus to apply high engagement strategies presented during the sessions to a module or lesson in their course. The CETL staff will provide breakfast, lunch and snacks for all attendees. Please RSVP.

CETL to Celebrate Staff Spring Series Participants

Our mission is to promote a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills. While we have always encouraged staff to attend our workshop offerings and individual consultations, we collaborated with the Texas Wesleyan Staff Council to determine offerings that would target our staff’s specific needs. The result of this partnership was the development of the CETL Staff Spring Series consisting of four different workshop topics offered twice throughout the semester. Topics selected were Social Media Tips & Tricks, Project Management Tools, Collaborating Over the Cloud, and Atomic Learning. The Staff Celebration is the culminating event for this series and […]

About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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