​​With increasing demands for effectiveness and accountability, faculty face rapid changes in technology, complex choices among evidence-based teaching practices, and student populations. Serving individual, departmental, and college-wide initiatives through diverse delivery modes, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning's mission is to support faculty and CMU via basic and cutting-edge programs, learning technologies, and services in as timely a way as possible.

With a focus on student engagement and active learning, CETL staff are equipped to collaborate with all parties involved with teaching-learning in a concerted effort to produce state-of-the-art instructional design, effective teaching-learning strategies, and essential ways to connect with students and engender a high level of commitment in course content.

2014 - 2015 Goals

  • Goal 1 :: ​In collaboration with faculty and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Advisory Council, CETL will design and deliver 40% of its programs, services, and/or resources to support increased implementation of high-impact practices in collaboration with participants.
  • Goal 2 :: The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will increase unique participation in CETL programs, services and resources by: 
    • ​​​​5% (this equals approximately 25 additional faculty) of the regular faculty teaching primarily on the Mt. Pleasant campus, 
    • 5% (est. 25 faculty) of the fixed-term faculty teaching primarily on the Mt. Pleasant campus, 
    • 15% (est. 20 faculty) of the faculty working only with Global Campus, and 
    • 5% (10-15 GTAs) of the graduate instructors teaching on the Mt. Pleasant campus.
  • Goal 3 :: **In collaboration with faculty, staff, and the Committee on Academic Service-Learning, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will work with faculty (primarily via workshops and consultations) to help:
    • increase the reported number of Service-Learning courses from 52 to 70,
    • increase the number of Service-Learning (SL) designated courses from 2 to 20, 
    • increase the percentage of students participating in Service-Learning Courses from 10% to 12%. 
  • Goal 4 :: The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will design programs, services, and resources that support increased implementation of scholarly research conducted on teaching and learning (also known as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, or SoTL). During FY’13, we will develop benchmark data for the implementation of SoTL. 
  • Goal 5 :: The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, in addition to co​ntinuing and expanding current collaborations, will create new collaborations that support faculty development at all career stages. 
  • Goal 6 :: The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning​ will pursue new opportunities and further develop current opportunities that advance and enhance CMU’s local, regional, and national reputation for academic excellence and creative and scholarly endeavors.
​​* Goals I, II, IV, and V link to Priority 3 of CMU’s Strategic Plan. 
** III. This Service-Learning goal links to Priority 4 of CMU’s Strategic Plan. ​​
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