Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - CETL


The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has a threefold mission: to advance pedagogical scholarship and professional development related to teaching, to support full-time and part-time faculty in innovative teaching, and to promote strong learning communities of faculty and students. The CETL serves experienced and new faculty looking to share and receive support in implementing best teaching practices, effective course designs, and strategies for inspiring and engaging today’s students. Faculty will have opportunities to engage in conversations addressing teaching and learning trends meeting the needs of 21st century students, even as the CETL assists faculty with navigating the latest topography of the rapidly shifting pedagogy of higher education. The center also facilitates linking student learning communities and faculty learning communities. In its mission to enhance professional development related to teaching, the CETL amplifies the communication of the institution’s teaching initiatives while supporting faculty in the development and maintenance of their highest teaching standards, even as faculty members cultivate a student’s love for lifelong learning. 

CETL Supported Professional Development Campus Events

  • Faculty Teaching and Learning Series
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Series
  • QEP Faculty Learning Communities for faculty designing and collaborating linked courses for student learning communities (with co-host FYE Program Director) 
  • New Faculty Academy
  • Fall Faculty Orientation
  • New Faculty Orientation 

The CETL also supports USG's Chancellor's Learning Scholars program by promoting each Learning Scholar and their Faculty Learning Community through campus-wide workshops and seminars.

CETL Advisory Board 

David Altamirano, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Faculty Advisor 

Dr. Jeffrey Howell, Associate Professor of History, Faculty Advisor

Jason Lee, Assistant Professor of Science, Faculty Advisor 

Dr.  Yelena White, Professor of Physics, Faculty Advisor