Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning

PETL Resources for Supporting Student Learning and Success

Supporting Military Connected Students

Military-Connected students are growing in number on college campuses, those students are identified as active-duty service members, reservists, members of the National Guard, and veterans. In 2013, there were over 1,000,000 student veterans and beneficiaries receiving education benefits.

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Effective Strategies for Mentoring

Mentoring is a critical aspect of a student’s academic progress and her/his development into a profession or career. A mentor is “someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person” (Merriam- Webster Dictionary, 2015). Mentoring happens when we encourage growth, provide critical feedback, and help a student seek his/her potential.

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Video Presentation on the Academic Misconduct Disciplinary Process

Academic misconduct is a vital issue concerning all members of the University community. The two part video series below provides an overview on handling, reporting and the disciplinary process covered in the UW System Administrative Code Chapter 14.  The Guide to Handling Academic Misconduct for Instructors is also a helpful tool.

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Orientation Series for Faculty and Long-term Instructional Academic Staff

Since the fall semester of 2007, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has provided an orientation and training series for new faculty and long-term instructional staff.

The series includes campus presenters who participate and share ideas and expertise with new faculty members. Topics covered may include:

  • introduction to the campus and faculty support services,
  • student demographics,
  • liberal education initiatives and the liberal arts mission,
  • quality teaching and learning,
  • assessment,
  • and other issues related to new faculty and long-term instructional staff.

The Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning orientation series for new faculty is undergoing continuous quality improvement, with a focus on providing structured support to new faculty and long-term instructional academic staff and to facilitate a smooth transition into the UW-Superior campus community. For additional information please contact the CETL offices.

Adjunct Instructor Orientation

CETL encourages Adjunct Instructors to attend all the "Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning" open sessions this Fall Semester.

To support success for all adjuncts / academic instructional staff (new and returning), the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers special sessions specific to your contributing role within the campus community, watch for information on these sessions. CETL also invites all adjuncts / academic instructional staff to participate in the many "Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning" open sessions offered throughout the year.

Event details and schedules are communicated through the CETL Weekly Updates, announcements posted to the STAFF-DIGEST News and Events, and our “Open Campus Activities” schedule listed below.

The A-Z Information Guide for Adjuncts

If you don’t have a copy of this quick and handy information guide, we encourage you to click on the link below and get a copy of the most recent revision of the A-Z guide. The information guide offers a set of quick references and links to online resources and information covering many of the common issues and questions that can arise during the semester. Feel free to download a copy to your computer as a handy reference.

"A-Z" ideas and information in working with students and navigating the UW-Superior system.

Additional Instructor Resources

Faculty Focus - Higher Ed Teaching Strategies from Magna Publication.  Faculty Focus is an online resource for instructors with almost daily articles on key strategies and concerns in higher education.  Instructors can create an account and have access to topics like:

  • Course Design
  • Curriculum Development
  • Educational Assessment
  • Effective Teaching Strategies
  • Faculty Development
  • Online Education
  • Teaching with Technology

The Teaching & Learning Tools website has how-to materials on tools available for our campus:

The Teaching & Learning Tools website has quick guides (handouts) and video tutorials for each of these tools.

Canvas Migration

By fall 2019, all UW-Superior courses will be migrated from D2L to Canvas.  The UW-Superior Canvas Implementation team has worked on a training plan that includes prep work, migration, and Canvas/Digital Learning Environment (DLE) sessions. 

Open Campus Activities for Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning