​The charge of the Excellence in Teaching Committee within the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences is to encourage excellence in teaching within the college’s departments.  The committee might sponsor seminars, hold discussion forums, encourage efforts within departments, etc.​


  • Chaired by the associate dean of CHSBS
  • One representative from each college department. ​Annual terms.  May be reelected/appointed for additional terms.

CHSBS Excellence in Teaching Awards

Upcoming Events

Growth Mindset and the Experience of Belonging

Friday, November 10
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. 125, Lakeshore Room

Many teachers wish that students would work well in small groups, speak up in class, and accept critical feedback. Is there a way to improve performance in these areas? At CMU, experimental psychologist David Yeager presented ideas backed by empirical evidence that student success improves from applying the principles of Growth Mindset and the Experience of Belonging. In this workshop, we will explore easy-to-use strategies that will help your students improve academic performance while shifting your classroom culture into a space of belonging, increasing the joy of teaching and learning.

The workshop will be facilitated by Andrea Devenney (ENG) and Talat Halman (REL). Please RSVP by November 8th to CHSBS@cmich.edu. For more information, contact Suzanne Sova at 989-774-1574 or sova1s@cmich.edu