Promoting Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Promoting Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Highlights on Teaching and Learning Fall 2015

In December, we asked the campus for highlights of the semester.
Responses included:

“I am excited and happy that my former students keep in touch with me...

It’s amazing to see what they are doing, how they give back to the community, and how they are making progress educationally speaking.”

“Driving with a group of students who wanted to deliver their Academic Service-Learning project in person to a community partner’s office.

Lucky to have such awesome, committed students here at UWS.”  

Watching first-year students gain confidence as writers and proudly share their final online portfolios.

Learning what battles I can and cannot fight at the current moment.

Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The highlight of my semester was working on a committee with a fun, intuitive, conscious, and cooperative group of UWS colleagues.

Collaboration, teamwork, diversity, technology enhanced learning opportunities, new technology and learning tools.

Learning about practices that I will actually be using in my future career.

Diversity Dialogue - Student Success Stories was a very insightful event.

When I read the first drafts of amazing research papers - and saw all the hard work of students!


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.

For the first time in 2015, the orientation is hybrid with both online and face-to-face sessions. The first session is Wednesday, August 26 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.  Successive sessions are held weekly on Thursday mornings from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m.

Adjunct Instructor Orientation

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

To support a successful academic year, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning invites all adjuncts / academic instructional staff (new and returning) to participate in the many open sessions offered this fall. See details and get the schedule below.

If you missed the Adjunct Orientation Special session Aug. 25th you can still get your copy of the A-Z List here - "A-Z" ideas and information in working with students and navigating the UW-Superior system.

Open campus activities for Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning

CETL is in the process of planning open campus activities. CETL believes that students and staff are the heart of the UW-Superior campus. Professional and personal development provides the context, and all staff are teachers AND learners in the process. Campus activities are open to all members of the campus and will incorporate our collaborative work in supporting students towards retention and graduation.

Spring 2016 Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning activities calendar