Co-Directors: Lisa Oliverio & Cathy Schroy
Welcome to Fontbonne University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), a resource to help you challenge your classroom practices, reflect on your teaching, and build community across campus.
Today's competitive marketplace demands that our graduates possess excellent communication skills, analytic abilities, technological proficiency, time-management skills, leadership, creativity, sensitivity to others, collaborative work approaches, and problem-solving skills.
As a university instructor, you are faced with the challenge of educating students with a diverse spectrum of abilities, perspectives, backgrounds, and goals. Students deserve an education that prepares them for the demands of contemporary life. Your charge is to understand how students learn and to engage them with instructional methods that work.
The Center addresses many important topics relevant to today's college classrrom, inccluding:
- Active learning
- Learner-centered syllabus development
- Teaching with technology
- Differentiated learning
- Developing cultural competencies
- Academic integrity
- Compassionate rigor
- Discussions that matter
- Approaches and assignments that work
Fontbonne's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning seeks to foster an academic community where teaching is valued and where the scholarship of teaching and learning is shared among faculty who are committed to student excellence. Through this collaborative environment, the Center provides programs and resources devoted to helping instructors succeed in the 21st-century university.