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Teaching Excellence

 

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

About:


The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is a professional and academic development center dedicated to supporting the success of faculty, staff, and students. The center offers tech-driven and data-informed online resources, case studies, webinars, workshops, and certificate programs based on technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge framework. The center welcomes new and experienced faculty to join professional development at the Associate, Fellow, and Scholar levels. The Associate level aims to train faculty on course design, student success, best practices, inclusive teaching, online technologies, learner-centered pedagogies. The Fellow level focuses on teaching excellence through course development with constructive peer feedback and teaching journal reflections. The Scholar level enables faculty to complete Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) activities and Teaching-as-Research (TAR) projects.

Goals:
 

1. To pursue, achieve, and contribute to Excellence in Teaching and Learning (ETL).

2. To collaborate with college deans and department chairs for advocating and demonstrating ETL.

3. To enrich faculty development at Central Washington University and enhance University’s mission, vision, and goals through ETL.


Staff


The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has two staff members: The Executive Director (Joy Fuqua) oversees the CETL workshops and certificates at CWU. The Faculty Fellow (Hongtao Dang) handles the day-to-day details of the program, especially the workshops, mentoring requirements, and TAR or SoTL projects. They can be reached at the information listed below.

 

Joy Fuqua

she/her/her

Executive Director 

Interactive Instruction and Innovative Delivery 

Samuelson Hall 

400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926 

Office: 509-963-1357

Email: joy.fuqua@cwu.edu

Hongtao Dang, Ph.D., P.E. 

He/him/his

Faculty Fellow for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 

Hogue Hall 300B (MS 7584)

400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Office: 509-963-1762

Email: Hongtao.Dang@cwu.edu


Programs:

 

The CETL consists of three certificate programs: Associate, Fellow, and Scholar Certificates for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Participants first take the Associate certificate program, which overviews topics related to CETL programs, students’ retention and success, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and other contemporary topics and emerging pedagogies. Participants then can take either the Fellow or Scholar certificate program. Participants may take the Fellow and Scholar certificate program concurrently or be admitted in one or both programs per Faculty Fellow’s permission.

 

Participants in the program are staff or faculty members at Central Washington University (CWU) or a high education institution (e.g., two or four years such as community colleges, technical schools, or universities). Workshops are typically open to any participants who want to attend. Participants at CWU need to sign up at the beginning of a certificate program and meet all requirements to earn a certificate at the end of the program. Participants outside of CWU need to apply for and be admitted to a certificate program.

 

Associate Certificate for ETL (Registration Link):

Purpose: Pursue Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Prerequisite: Interest in pursuing excellence in teaching and learning.

Meetings: Meet every week on Fridays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for 16 weeks (two quarters).

Requirements:

  1. Participants need to attend 50% or more of the live meetings.
  2. Participants need to participate 100% in live activities or online discussions.
  3. Participants choose a mentor who has five or more years of experience in teaching excellence.

 

Fellow Certificate for ETL (Registration Link):

Purpose: Achieve Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Prerequisite: Associate Certificate or Permission from the Faculty Fellow

Meetings: Meet every two weeks (weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8) for 8 weeks (2 quarters).  Typically, Fridays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Requirements:

  1. Participants need to select a course and pedagogy and deliver excellent teaching.
  2. Participants offer reflection journals on teaching and a reader response to a textbook.
  3. Participants choose a mentor who has won a teaching excellence award or equivalent.
  4. Participants observe one peer teaching and offer constructive feedback.

Data Collection:

  1. Excellence SEOIs that are above department and/or college average.
  2. Excellence peer evaluation letter from a peer faculty or your mentor.

 

Scholar Certificate for ETL (Registration Link):

Purpose: Contribute to the Body of Knowledge for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Prerequisite: Associate Certificate or Permission from the Faculty Fellow

Meetings: Meet every two weeks (weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8) for 8 weeks (2 quarters). Typically, Fridays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Requirements:

  1. Participants need to select a teaching-as-research (TAR) project.
  2. Participants conduct a literature review, research design, and data collection
  3. Participants draft a paper for review, publication, and presentation.

Key Milestones:

  1. Identify a specific topic and define your TAR project.
  2. Form and refine your research questions.
  3. Design your research data collection methods.
  4. Collect, analyze, and visualize your data.
  5. Report results and discuss outcomes and impacts.
  6. Present and publish your work (disseminate your research findings). 

Past recipients of Associates, Fellow, or Scholar certificates become CETL alumni. They may volunteer to serve as mentors or presenters or future workshops, seminars, or programs.

View Past Excellence Awardees

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