Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Mobile Navigation Menu Icon. 3 horizontal gold bars.

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

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

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Inclusive Practices Teaching Grant: Call for Proposals

Due March 8, 2021. Writing an Effective Teaching Grant Workshop on February 4 at noon.

This $3,000 grant funds the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based teaching practices that will improve teaching and student learning, with a focus on inclusive practices. More information on the Teaching Grant page. Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Student Affairs.

The Diversity Challenge has begun

The Diversity Challenge invites the OU campus to a common campus experience centering diverse perspectives and experiences. Over 10 weeks, we will engage in a “weekly challenge,” comprised of virtual experiences and reflective discussions relating to diversity, equity and inclusion over the winter semester. Enroll in the Diversity Challenge eSpace to complete challenges, talk with others about these learning experiences, and join live events.

Transcript

Hello and Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and a rejuvenating recess as we look back over last year and look forward to a brighter 2021, I believe we need to ask ourselves this fundamental question: How can I play a part in bringing about a better world, a better community, and a better Oakland University? For me, it starts with a conversation, a courageous conversation, and a willingness to listen. Only by listening, can we begin to understand each other, our similarities and our differences, especially this year. With the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and political divisions pulling into the very fabric of our communities. It requires us to rededicate ourselves to the principles that illuminate our mission and inspire our actions at Oakland University. At Oakland, the DI Council has worked tirelessly to implement diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at all levels of our organization. From diversity advocates on such committees to holding campus wide common experience events such as unconscious bias trainings. As a university, we reflect our commitment in the high priority we place on making OU a campus that is distinguished by its diversity, its equity, and its inclusivity. As a part of this ongoing commitment, I am very proud to announce the 2021 diversity challenge initiative, a series of virtual experiences and reflective discussions reflecting our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion offered by the Office of DEI and CETL. Thank you, Chad Martinez, Judy Ableser, and Mandy Summers. The challenge will be held throughout the winter semester in a synchronous style, meaning you will be able to pick and choose when and how you participate. Each week, there will be a theme with multiple ways to engage in podcasts, videos, and performances. Also even more importantly, you will have a chance to reflect on your experiences. The 2021 diversity challenge gives all of us an opportunity to think, to talk, to listen, and to come one step closer to the university we know we can be. Join me and take the diversity challenge today.


Welcome, New Faculty!

Get ready for your first semester at OU with New Faculty Online Orientation.

Sign up for weekly announcements Sign up for CETL Weekly Teaching Tips