Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Elliott Hall, Room 200A
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4485
(248) 370-2751


We welcome you to register for any workshops that are of interest to you.  All our workshops meet in our Learning Studio in 200A Elliott Hall and are offered at 12:00-1:30 (unless noted otherwise).

Lunch will be provided at all noon time workshops.

Missed a workshop? View the recordings.

Once you register, we encourage you to record the date/time in your own calendar as a reminder. If for some reason you realize that you cannot attend, please cancel by contacting Candace Campbell at CETL incurs a cost for your lunch and we want to ensure we order the correct amount.

Fall 2017 Events

This fall we offer workshops and a Coffee & Conversation in the following series: FDI Orientations, Nuts & Bolts of Teaching, Experiential Learning, Effective Teaching and Learning, and Using Classroom Technology to Support Learning, plus Degree Works lab sessions. Register for each session below.
Title and Flyer
DateFacilitatorsRegistration Link
Overview of Classroom Resources: Tricks, Tips and MethodsThurs, Oct 26George Preisinger & Adam GordonRegister
Scaling into Academic Service LearningWed, Nov 1Travus Burton & Jess Tess-NavarroRegister
Whiteboarding: More Options than Meets the EyeThurs, Nov 2George Preisinger & Adam GordonRegister
The Oakland University "Facing Project": Community Storytelling in Pontiac and FlintWed, Nov 8Travus Burton & Jess Tess-NavarroRegister
Classroom Capture/Sharing Options: Why, What, and HowThurs, Nov 9George Preisinger & Adam GordonRegister
"Mirror, Mirror..." The Art of Reflections Before, During and After Student ExperiencesWed, Nov 15Travus BurtonRegister
Creating an Effective SyllabusTues, Dec 5Judy AbleserRegister
2017 Teaching Excellence WinnersWed, Oct 18John Krauss & Michele PlattenbergerView recording
Coffee & Conversation: What Does Effective Teaching Look Like?Wed, Oct 11Judy Ableser
Effective Lesson PlanningTues, Oct 10Judy AbleserView recording and slides
Cross Borders: Education & Human Services and STEM CollaborationsWed, Oct 4WISER Team & Michael MacDonaldView recoding and slides
Active Learning StrategiesTues, Oct 3Judy AbleserView recording and slides
Authentic Assessment and RubricsTues, Sept 26Judy Ableser
Learning Outcomes and Constructive AlignmentTues, Sept 19Judy AbleserView last year's recording
FDI Orientation: Active Learning in the Large ClassroomThurs, Sept 14Thomas RaffelView the recording
FDI Orientation: Identity, Authority and Empowerment in the ClassroomWed, Sept 13Joanne Lipson FreedView the recording
FDI Orientation: Mentoring for Emerging FacultyTues, Sept 12Judy Ableser

Coffee & Conversation (or Tea & Talk) are informal conversations about your teaching. Share your stories and experiences you face in your classroom. Network with other faculty to hear about success and challenges that we all share and what we can learn from them. Lunch is provided and meet 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Learn to use Degree Works: New Degree Auditing Tool. The Registrar offers this hands-on session for faculty to learn how this new tool will help them guide students through their classes and degree programs. Located in 200C Elliott Hall (computer lab down the hall from the Learning Studio). Click on the link below to sign up for the last available date:

Past Workshops