Working with teachers at Oakland University to develop
pedagogy that culminates in student learning
is the goal of the center.
The foundation of educational excellence is found in the day-to-day course experiences and interactions between faculty and students. The development and advancement of teaching excellence among faculty is central
to a quality educational experience for students. This involves 1) supporting faculty efforts to improve teaching by creating learning environments in which our diverse student body achieves maximal learning potential,
and, 2) promoting a culture throughout the university which values and rewards effective teaching, and respects and supports individual differences among learners.
The center is open to all full-time and part-time faculty and graduate assistants who teach at Oakland University.
University of Windsor - Oakland University
Teaching and Learning Conference
On the Verge: Debating the Future of University Teaching
Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd
At The University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Information of the Schedule, Keynote Speakers and Presentations can be found at:
The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning and the Provost’s Office are delighted to fund registration costs (a $200 value) for all faculty/instructors/staff/graduate students to attend this provocative conference.
You can register to attend one or both days at:
We are arranging to carpool (rather than taking a bus). If you need transportation please let us know by contacting Suzanne Flattery at email@example.com or 248-370-2466.
(Please note, that if you are a ’no show’ for the conference, your department will be charged $50.00 if you have not canceled prior to April 28th.)
Because this conference is across the border you will need to bring your passport or Enhanced driver’s license.
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring grants to attend the Lilly North Conference in Traverse City, MI .
All Oakland University faculty and instructors (full or part-time) are eligible to apply. The scholarships include the registration fee ($415) which includes most meals and a reception, up to four nights’ accommodations at the Park Place Hotel and additional travel expenses.
This is an outstanding conference on teaching and learning in higher education. Many of the presentations actively demonstrate new or different teaching techniques. For full information on the conference click here.
The call for proposals is now open until June 1st. The theme is Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning. To submit proposals click here.
CETL will fund up to 20 participants. Our selection will be based on the order in which you submit your application and whether you are a “first time attendee” or “presenter”. Selection of CELT awardees will be confirmed in early July once it has been determined by Lilly which proposals have been accepted. Any additional participants will be granted a 10% discount for registration.
Please complete the Application for Lilly Grant Funding by clicking here.
Application deadline for the CETL funding is June 4th, 2013. Please note, however, that part of the selection process is based on order of submission. You will be notified by the end of July on your funding acceptance (as we wait until July when Lilly confirms proposal acceptance).
Oakland University is a proud co-sponsor of this year's Lilly Conference.
Online Schools Michigan, which provides advice and information about non-traditional learning styles and accredited online schools and colleges, has named OU professors Jana Nidiffer and Chaunda L. Scott to its list of the Top 25 Education Professors in Michigan.
You can find the list, complete with short bios, at this link.
The goal of the top professors list is to highlight post-secondary educators who have been awarded recently for excellence in the classroom, on campus, and/or in the community. Online Schools Michigan found many professors who fit the bill, but focused on those recognized within the past 12 months.