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.

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 […]

Atomic Learning 101

Atomic Learning provides training tutorials in a vast variety of topics in easy-to-understand short video format and is available to all Wesleyan faculty, staff and students. Topics range from Excel basics to APA formatting and beyond.  It can also be easily integrated within Blackboard. Simply login using your Texas Wesleyan credentials. CETL has the following Atomic Learning Workshops Scheduled: Atomic Learning 101, February 13th @ 1:00pm Take Charge of Your Training with Atomic Learning, February 19th @ 1:00pm Atomic Learning 101, March 3rd @ 12:15pm  Take Charge of Your Training with Atomic Learning, March 19th @ 3:00pm Take Charge of Your Training with Atomic Learning, April 23rd @ 1:00pm Atomic Learning also provides training videos on how to […]

2014 Summer Institute – Recap/Resources

The 2014 Summer Institute was a great event! Thanks to all of our faculty and staff who attended the two-day program filled with professional development workshops and lectures, fun food, and plenty of prizes! If you were not able to attend our Summer Institute you can find some of the resources shared on the program below. Summer Institute pictures can be seen here. Wiki Markup Cheatsheet “Custom Program Development with International Studies Abroad” Links: Custom Programs Program Models Pre-Departure, On-Site, and Post-Program Support Services U.S. University Custom Programs, Open for National Enrollment

CETL Summer Hangouts

The CETL is happy to announce a fun Summer program called CETL Summer Hangouts. The Summer Hangouts are 30 minute Google hangouts on air conversations on topics relevant to academia and teaching & learning. These conversations will happen during the months of June and July (dates and topics will be shared here soon as well as in our event calendar) and will include a facilitator + three guest panelists. Audience participation will be done via an unique twitter hashtag given to the audience at the time of the hangout.To propose a topic, a moderator or participants please fill out the form below: Loading…    

This Week at the CETL 04.07.2014

Hello everyone! The CETL has lots of faculty development treats in store for you. Be sure to check out our calendar and save-the-date for the remaining webinars and events! April 8: QEP Lunch & Learn April 9: Gamification Webinar: Theory & Applications in the Liberal Arts April 22: Intercultural Competence Webinar: Training Essentials for Staff April 30: QEP Tea May 20-21: Summer Institute Also, if you have attended any of our workshops and want to brush up on the subject and/or want to work on preparing your Summer or Fall courses to implement what you have learned with us sign-up for individual consultations. If you want to learn about anything else, […]

CETL Recognized as an Exemplary Teaching and Learning Center

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The Texas Wesleyan CETL was honored at the 25th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. The CETL was selected as an Exemplary Teaching and Learning Center by the Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning at Florida State College at Jacksonville from 107 respondents in a national study of teaching and learning centers conducted in the Fall of 2013. The CETL was 1 of 10 universities to be recognized at the conference.  

Mini-Grant for Research in Teaching & Learning

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the first mini-grant competition for research in critical thinking, teaching and learning. This mini-grant is designed to fund research that will impact the teaching of critical thinking in face to face, online, or hybrid courses. Possible uses for the grant funds include the purchase of research materials (books, journals, etc), data collection materials (survey tools, instruments, etc), or materials for classroom use that will be evaluated (technology, books, etc). Projects might include literature reviews, action research, case studies, or evaluation of teaching and learning materials. The maximum individual grant award will be $500. […]

Think On!/CETL Mini-grants for Critical Thinking and Classroom Technology

Think On!, Texas Wesleyan’s Quality Enhancement Plan, and The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, are pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the first annual mini-grant competition in Critical Thinking and Classroom Technology. This mini-grant is designed to fund the purchase of learning technologies that will be used in face to face, online, or hybrid courses in order to increase the critical thinking skills of students. The maximum individual grant award will be $500. No more than two grants will be awarded. Only full-time faculty are eligible to apply. In order to receive the award, winners must agree to the following: Prepare a grant award report that […]

2013 Fall Kickoff Gallery

Check out the pictures from the CETL Fall Kickoff event that happened Thursday, August 15th.

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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