The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is dedicated to assisting faculty and staff in improving the quality of teaching and learning services. CETL Faculty Advocates inspire, guide and mentor faculty in areas of pedagogy and classroom management.
This Week at CETL
CETL Teaching Consultations begin in earnest this week. These are available any time, but mid-semester is the best time for a CETL Teaching Consultation! Please take advantage of this terrific opportunity for your teaching practice.
Teaching Squares are underway week. The registration is mostly full, but there are still a few spaces at Alexandria, Manassas, and Woodbridge (for a second eight weeks Square) Register at: Register at: http://goo.gl/TtNUK
STEAM Faculty Learning Community: The STEAM Faculty Learning Community is inviting old and new members to return and or join the Community. The core group that is now facilitating this group has some great plans for the future. If you are interested in joining in, please contact CETL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This FLC that meets at CETL on Monday mornings at 9:30 AM is dedicated to the study and dissemination of information and projects about teaching at the intersection of the STEM disciplines and Art and other creative disciplines.
Please join us!.
The Diversity and Motivation for Teaching FLC continues to meet. If you are interested in this community please contact Barbara Crain. This FLC that meets at CETL on Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 is discussing very interesting and general ways to be sure your classrooms are inclusive. Inclusivity is key to motivation.
The CETL faculty Associates are hard at work for you on your campus!
- Do you need anything from CETL?
- Do you want any help related to your teaching practice?
- Have an idea you want to share with CETL or your colleagues?
- Your CETL Faculty Associates are the contact you need for this! Click here to ‘meet’ them. They are all super -friendly and ready to meet you!
This Spring’s theme (or one of them) is Learner-Centered Teaching! We began an initiative on learner-centered teaching last Spring semester with these speakers
- Ken Bain — What the Best College Teachers Do
- Ike Shibley — Rethinking Learning in the Information Age
- Bob Beichner — The Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies
Phyllis Blumberg’s book: Developing Learner-Centered Teaching, A practical Guide for Faculty.
Our question is this: What’s the best way for you to get involved with this work? We’ve developed a short survey so you can let us know. The red letters are a link, so click there to indicate your choice:
- A Pass the Book club
- A One – Semester Faculty Learning Community
- A collaborative Effort with your colleagues
- Or another (better) idea.
Special Announcement: The Ken Bain 2014 Summer Institute on ”What the Best Teachers Do is open for registration: See this post: http://blogs.nvcc.edu/cetl/2013/11/14/ken-bain-what-the-best-college-teachers-do/
The NOVA New Faculty Class of 2013-14 Kicked-off their Faculty First Year Experience on August 13th with a day-long event. They have completed the first of their 4th Friday meetings. They have seen Loudoun, been welcomed by Drs. Templin and Leidig, and learned about our students from a terrific Interactive Quiz presented by Dr. Saperstone.
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