Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Doane University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is to provide university-wide leadership for our faculty's professional development. CETL programming supports student-centered education, inclusive strategies, and reflective teaching practices aimed at continupus improvement of student learning. CETL initiatives support mentoring and scholarship among faculty to foster community and collaboration.
The Doane Difference
- CETL provides opportunities for faculty to increae their own pedagogoical and scholarly knowledge.
- Through orientation, roundtable discussions, workshops, and faculty seminars, CETL offers faculty information, presentations, and resources to support and improve instructional skills.
- CETL promotes research-based study that fosters academic engagement, learning, and success for all students.
- At CETL, we promote Doane's reflective culture of innovative teaching, active involvement on campus, and scholarly pursuits by using a comprehenxive approach to mentoring faculty; from their arrival to campus and thruoghout their career.
- Through cohort luncheons, portfolio development workships, roundtable discussions, and one-on-one counsultations, CETL supports faculty in an ongoing, flexible manner that is responsive to the individual needs of our faculty.
Community & Collaboration:
- CETL values interdisciplinary colllaboration among faculty and seeks to further its mission through a variety of events that foster communication and a sense of community.
- Through monthly faculty seminars, a yearly Faculty Appreciation Week, and an open classroom initiative, CETL provides institutional and informal opportunities for faculty to learn from one another.
Early-Career Mentoring: We regularly engage our faculty through their first three years at Doane University to help them be successful and thrive as teachers and scholars.
Informal Social Gatherings: Periodic faculty happy hours and lunches, an ideal time for colleagues to gather for support from their community.
Mentoring Women Faculty: Hosting lunches for women faculty members provides a community of practice, and discussion of topics of concern.
Individual Consultations: Our directors provide individual consultations to faculty members as needed. To book a consultation, faculty members may email firstname.lastname@example.org, any of the CETl directors or click the following link: CETL Consultation Request Form