Spring 2022 CETL Announcements

  1. Course Development Grants

  2. Spring Semester CETL Events

  3. Office of the Dean of the Faculty Drop-in Hours

  4. Peer Learning Assistant (PLA) Professional Development


Course Development Grants Available for Fall 2022 courses

The Dean of the College is pleased to announce the availability of course development funds thanks to grants received from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the Davis Educational Foundation. Click here to learn more: Course Development Grants

Upcoming CETL Events

Additional events may be added as the semester goes on. Notices will be sent about each workshop. RSVP Today!

What do we mean by academic rigor? RSVP

  • Thursday January 27th, 12-1:15, Zoom

Syllabus Development Workshop: A Focus on Connecting Class Activities and Learning Outcomes RSVP

  • Thursday February 3rd, 12-1:15, Hybrid—ASEC 111 
  • Scheduled in advance of upcoming UAB deadline for new courses!

Enhancing Equity through Open Education Resources (OER)  (in partnership with the Library) RSVP

  • Thursday, February 17th 12-1:15, Location TBD 

Creating Healthy Learning Environments (in partnership with Wellness Education) RSVP

  • Thursday, March 17th 11:45-1:00, Location TBD

Dean of the Faculty’s Professional Development Day, May 4th, 12-4  SAVE THE DATE!  RSVP

  • “Promoting an Ethic of Care and Wellness in the Teaching and Learning Process”


Drop-in Hours hosted by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty

Day/time: Tuesdays 3:00 PM-5:00PM

Location: CGRAS Conference Room in Dana Commons, first floor and by Zoom

The Office of the Dean of the Faculty will begin hosting weekly dropin office hours on Tuesdays from 3-5. Members of the ODOF team (Esther, Jie, Laurie, Hayley), will be available in different combinations throughout the spring semester. Once a month, we will have targeted topics that will focus the office hours consultations, while the remaining weekly sessions will be open. We will be available both in-person in the CGRAS conference room (Dana Commons, first floor) and virtually by Zoom. Feel free to pop in anytime; email us if you’d like to meet via Zoom.

Peer Learning Assistant Professional Development

CETL provides professional development to Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs). Through an asynchronous, Moodle-based platform, PLAs receive development with the following learning objectives:

  • Maintain regular communication with and seek feedback from the course instructor
  • Integrate active-learning techniques into peer-to-peer instruction and support peers in developing their own active learning practices
  • Facilitate learning using online resources including Moodle, Zoom, and Panopto
  • Implement practices to foster an inclusive and anti-racist learning environment
  • Reflect upon teaching and learning and the choices they make in their PLA role
  • Make active use of campus resources, including the library, ITS, Career Connections Center, and accessibility services to enhance student learning

If you would like to enroll your PLA in this course, please send their name to Laurie Ross, lross@clarku.edu 

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