Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Elliott Hall, Room 200A
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2751
cetl@oakland.edu

Faculty Resources

Conferences
View a large calendar of nationwide teaching and Learning conferences here.

e-Cornucopia: Teaching with Technology
Oakland University in Rochester, MI  |  Friday, June 22, 2018
This annual one-day technology conference that explores online teaching and learning topics including pedagogy best practices, software, apps, engagement techniques and much more. 2018 marks the 10th consecutive year Oakland University has provided this regional forum for networking and the exchange of ideas. Learn more about the conference.

Lilly Conference in Traverse City
Traverse City, MI  |  October 18-20, 2018
Proposals due June 4
Every year, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides a limited number of travel grants for faculty to attend the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning, located in downtown Traverse City, MI.   Learn more about the conference and CETL Travel Grants.

Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference
Detroit, MI  |  March 20-21, 2019
Save the date! Call for proposals opens October 2018. Keynote: George Kuh. OU hosts this annual regional conference and offers discounted registration for OU staff and faculty. Learn more about the conference.
Weekly
Teaching Tips
About CETL's Weekly Teaching Tips Series

In workshops, conferences, and teaching and learning faculty development, we often take away a small teaching tip that helps us better facilitate group work, engage more students in discussions, and motivate students to be prepared for class. We would like to offer that “Aha!” moment more often with our Weekly Teaching Tips.

Every week we will send out a new teaching tip in a brief infographic you can read and implement that same week. From there you can access this page, which will offer the full content of each teaching tip.

Teaching Tips come from the Teaching Issues Writing Consortium (2013-2017), CETL, Oakland University’s Instructional Fairs (2013, 2015, 2017), and OU faculty submissions.

Sign up for Weekly Teaching Tips.

Download the Teaching Tips Collections   Save the collections or print them off to keep them handy: 2016-2017 collection and 2013-2015 collection.

Call for Teaching Tips Proposals for Book CETL is organizing a Teaching Tips book for publication, and we would like the book to feature teaching strategies from Oakland University faculty. Only the text for this strategy is needed (300-600 words), which normally includes a brief description and purpose, step-by-step directions, outcomes, and references (see teaching tips below as a guide). Submit a teaching tip.
 

Featured Teaching Tip

Ending the Semester: yOUr Ideas

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RECENT TEACHING TIPS
Audio and Video Forum Posts Add Presence to Moodle
TEACHING TIPS BY THEME








Grants

CETL GRANTS

Travel Grant: The Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning
October 18-20, 2018
Proposals due June 4.

CETL Travel Grant available. Priority given to faculty who apply early. Application period closes June 11. Submit Travel Grant application.

This is an outstanding conference on teaching and learning in higher education. Many of the presentations actively demonstrate new or different teaching techniques. It is located in the historic downtown Park Place Hotel, which is within walking distance to shops and the Bay. Learn more about the conference.

Every year, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides a limited number stipends for faculty to attend the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning. Priority is given to faculty who give presentations and are first-time attendees , then to grant applications in the order they were submitted. Submit early, as this increases the likelihood of receiving the travel grant. All OU faculty can receive 10% off registration with the code 2018_OUcosponsor.


OTHER OU GRANTS

Educational Development Grant (from Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning)
On the Behalf of the Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning
Awards $100-$750 to part- and full-time faculty, for use of resources to enhance their teaching and learning (not a stipend). Proposals accepted and rewarded Fall 2015-Winter 2016 on a rolling basis until funding has run out. See their website for more information.

Quality Online Teaching Certification Course (from e-Learning and Instructional Support)
All part- and full-time faculty who are scheduled to teach online courses are invited to participate in a four-week online course to help develop best practices in online teaching. Faculty who complete the course receive a $1,000 stipend. To apply for the course, complete the Moodle training and sign up for a cohort here. Cohorts run four times a year in Fall, Winter, and Summer.

PAST GRANTS

CETL Excellence in Teaching and Learning Grant
Focus on Student Success and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Proposal submission closed Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

This grant funds the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based teaching practices that will improve teaching and student learning. The funding supports the faculty’s time to research, develop and assess their project that goes above and beyond the expected course preparation time. Full-time faculty, and part-time faculty who have taught at least 24 credits at OU may apply. Teams of two may apply with a strong rationale (e.g. team-teaching). View the full grant details, cover letter form for individuals and teams, and full evaluation rubricThose who have received CETL Teaching Grant less than three years ago, OUWB faculty, and graduate students are not eligible. View a list of past recipients.
Library
Resources
CETL Teaching and Learning Library (Print)
Come visit our CETL Library. You can use the materials here or check them out. We have an extensive collection of books on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Our library is always growing. If you have a title that you would like us to order, please let us know.
Click here to view the most current bibliography of books and articles
Michigan State University offers an impressive online library of extensive teaching and learning resources for general teaching practice and teaching in the disciplines. Its searchable interface also allows faculty to quickly pinpoint what they might need. Click here to visit their website.
Teaching and Learning Resources: Learners and Learning, Curriculum/Instructional Design, Teaching with Technology, Teaching Methods, Multiculturalism/Diversity/Inclusive Classroom, Assessment, Classroom Management/Academic Integrity, Documenting and Evaluating Teaching, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
We thank MSU's Faculty & Organizational Development Office for sharing this resource.

SoTL Library Journals
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Journals can be accessed through Kresge Library:



Handbooks &
Additional Docs

Faculty Handbook

The guide for all of the basics of the Oakland University campus, from faculty and student resources and SAIL tutorials to the tenure process and emergency protocols. For new and veteran faculty, it is the one-stop place for all information. Download the Faculty Handbook.

Other University Guides

Creating an Effective Syllabus

This syllabus template has been updated for accessibility, and includes university policy statements, General Education information, graduate study requirements. Review syllabus template with instructions. Use the blank syllabus template without instructions.

Other Syllabus Resources

CETL Quick Notes

Quick Notes are your brief visual guide to best practices, university processes, and other good-to-know aspects of helping students succeed. Topics relate to syllabus, tensure, teaching evaluation, behavior issues and Universal Design for Learning, among others. See full list.

Resources by Topic





Teaching with Technology


Tenure and Career Planning
For more information regarding tenure and faculty rights in general, visit Oakland University's Chapter of the AAUP page.

The Tenure Process at OU
Setting Mid-Career Goals

The Science of Learning

Supporting Students with Special Needs
For more resources, visit the Office of Disability Support Services.


Other Resources