Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Elliott Hall, Room 200A
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2751


Individual consultations provide support, guidance, assistance, mentoring and coaching to faculty on a 1:1 basis. All consultations are strictly confidential and must be initiated by the individual faculty member. Once a consultation is initiated, the director will meet with the faculty to discuss the issues at hand and develop a plan. All reports will be written directly to the faculty member.

Assistance and support could include issues such as:
  • Developing your syllabus
  • Developing your assignments
  • Creating rubrics or marking schemes
  • Enhancing active learning and innovations in the classroom
  • Classroom observations with feedback
  • Managing student behavior issues
  • Program and curriculum development
  • Supporting the tenure process
  • Time management
  • Any other area

If you would like to meet 1:1 in person, by phone, or by email, please email Judy Ableser (CETL Director) at You may also call Judy directly at 248-370-2455.

If a chair or dean is concerned about a faculty member, they are encouraged to suggest to the faculty member that they may want to seek some support through CETL. The role of the CETL director is to provide support and feedback to faculty, not to evaluate them.

A department or committee may seek support through CETL. Please contact the director directly to discuss the situation at 248-370-2455 or . Consultations may include:

  • Revising course evaluations 
  • Revisiting peer reviews 
  • New program development 
  • Curriculum design 
  • Faculty collaboration 
  • Innovations and projects 
  • Retention 
  • Faculty Development