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
cetl@oakland.edu

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Grants and Awards

CETL facilitates and celebrates opportunities for faculty to be recognized for achievements in teaching, in the forms of grants to develop innovative teaching practices and receive awards. If you have received additional teaching awards and grants or would like to recognize a colleague who has, email this news to Judith Ableser (ableser@oakland.edu).

Teaching Grant

CETL Excellence in Teaching and Learning Grant

Focus on Student Success and Inclusive Practices

The call for grant proposals opens annually in January and closes in March.

View Resources and Recording: Writing an Effective Teaching Grant Workshop

Grants of up to $3,000 to each faculty member are awarded yearly. In addition to individual proposals, in 2022 we began encouraging departments, programs, and larger teams to submit grant proposals (e.g., redesigning the same course across multiple sections, team teaching multiple courses).

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 (who have taught for any period of time) and part-time faculty (who have taught at least 24 credits at OU) may apply. View the CETL Teaching Grant Resources for grant detailscover letter for individuals and cover letter for teams, teaching grant evaluation rubric, and list of past teaching grant recipients. Those who have received CETL Teaching Grant less than five years ago and graduate students are not eligible.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022-23 TEACHING AND LEARNING GRANT RECIPIENTS:

  • Thandi Sule
  • Karen McGarry

 See past grant winners.

Teaching Excellence Awards
Each year the Oakland University Senate Teaching and Learning Committee and the University Research Committee honor faculty whose teaching and research efforts have achieved singular praise or recognition. These individuals receive the Teaching Excellence Award, Research Excellence Award, New Investigator Research Excellence Award or Excellence in Teaching Award for their work.

Watch 2021-2022 Teaching Excellence Nominee Luncheon Recording.

If you would like to be considered to receive one of the TEA awards, you need to submit your application as outlined in the guidelines by Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 11:59pm.

 2022 Teaching Excellence Award Nominees

 FacultySchool/CollegeDepartment
Claude BaillergeonArts and SciencesArt and Art History
Kimberly ParkerArts and SciencesArt and Art History
Sally Schluter-TardellaArts and SciencesArt and Art History
Yu-Chuan ChenArts and SciencesArt and Art History
Setareh GhoreishiArts and SciencesArt and Art History   
Christopher KauhnArts and SciencesBiological Sciences
Holly Greiner-HallmanArts and SciencesBiological Sciences
Janell HallauerArts and SciencesBiological Sciences
Jonathan YatesArts and SciencesBiological Sciences
Mark SturtevantArts and SciencesBiological Sciences
Sandra Troxell-SmithArts and SciencesBiological Sciences
Subha BhaskaranArts and SciencesBiological Sciences
Thomas RaffelArts and SciencesBiological Sciences
Jessica KoppenArts and SciencesChemistry
Debra Youngquist Arts and SciencesCommunication, Journalism and Public Relations
Jennifer HeislerArts and SciencesCommunication, Journalism and Public Relations
Katherine RoffArts and SciencesCommunication, Journalism and Public Relations
Annie SullivanArts and SciencesEnglish
Charlie MeyersArts and SciencesEnglish
Robert AndersonArts and SciencesEnglish
Elizabeth SheskoArts and SciencesHistory
Dennis BurinArts and SciencesInternational Studies
Helena RihaArts and SciencesLinguistics
Jane MullallyArts and SciencesMathematics and Statistics
Thomas VanhoutenArts and SciencesMathematics and Statistics
Adolfo Campoy-CubilloArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Aldona PobutskyArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Angela MilikenArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Caterina PieriArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Cecilia Saenz-RobyArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Daniel LorcaArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Dario PunalArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Elizabeth AndersonArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Emily StowArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Eyda VaughnArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Fatima FerreiraArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Holly Walker-CoteArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
José SaenzArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Maria PloofArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Mary HartsonArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Mayra SchmalzriedArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Melanie ChangArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Raquel PrietaArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Tara GardnerArts and SciencesModern Languages and Literatures
Alberto RojoArts and SciencesPhysics
Douglas CarrArts and SciencesPolitical Science
Jenna LungeArts and SciencesPsychology
Rebecca MalatestaArts and SciencesPsychology
Michael Pytlik Arts and SciencesReligious Studies   
Dennis CondronArts and SciencesSociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice
Maria BeamArts and SciencesSociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice
Suzanne Spencer-WoodArts and SciencesSociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice
Allison BohnArts and SciencesWriting and Rhetoric
Felicita Arzu CarmichaelArts and SciencesWriting and Rhetoric
Reema BarlaskarArts and SciencesWriting and Rhetoric
Hong QianBusiness AdministrationAccounting and Finance
Amartya SenEngineering and Computer ScienceComputer Science and  Engineering
Douglas ZytkoEngineering and Computer ScienceComputer Science and  Engineering
Kate BowersEngineering and Computer ScienceComputer Science and  Engineering
Mehdi BagherzadehEngineering and Computer ScienceComputer Science and  Engineering
Darrin HannaEngineering and Computer ScienceElectrical and Computer Engineering
Dale Telgenhoff Health SciencesClinical Diagnostic Sciences
Michelle Southward Health SciencesInterdisciplinary Health Sciences
Tara DiesbourgHealth SciencesInterdisciplinary Health Sciences
Aubrey ArainHealth SciencesPublic and  Environmental Wellness
Caress DeanHealth SciencesPublic and  Environmental Wellness
David AndrewsHealth SciencesPublic and  Environmental Wellness
Kwame SakyiHealth SciencesPublic and  Environmental Wellness
Aleida RiveraMedicineFamily Medicine and Community Health
Brianne LewisMedicineFoundational Medical Studies
Gustavo PatinoMedicineFoundational Medical Studies
Jickssa GemechuMedicineFoundational Medical Studies
Kyeorda KempMedicineFoundational Medical Studies
Ngan NguyenMedicineFoundational Medical Studies
Rebecca PrattMedicineFoundational Medical Studies
Sarah LerchenfeldtMedicineFoundational Medical Studies
Stefanie AttardiMedicineFoundational Medical Studies
Varna TaranikantiMedicineFoundational Medical Studies
Saima MansuriMedicineInternal Medicine
Carly UhrigMusic, Theatre and DanceMusic
Pamela KlenaMusic, Theatre and DanceMusic

Past Teaching Excellence Award Winners

2021:

Teaching Excellence Award

A headshot of Chiaoning SuChiaoning Su, Assistant Professor, Communication, Journalism and Public Relations

Chiaoning Su is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Journalism and Public Relations and the advisor of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at Oakland University. She received her Ph.D. in media and communication from Temple University in 2015 and joined OU in 2016. Her teaching philosophy centers on high impact learning achieved through playful praxis. She approaches every class with the aim of producing memorable and inclusive experiences that spark constructive joy for her students and simultaneously meld theory and practice. She won the 2020 Honors College Inspiration Award and the 2021 Teaching Excellence Award. Prior to her academic career, Su worked as a communication specialist at Ogilvy Public Relations and for several political campaigns in Taiwan. She can be reached at chiaoningsu@oakland.edu.

[ARTICLE] Excellence in Teaching Award recipient reflects on personal journey, proudest achievements.

Assistant Professor and CETL Faculty Fellow, Chiaoning Su, receives the 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award and shares her experience.

Online Teaching Award

A headshot of Charlene Hayden.Charlene Hayden, Special Instructor, Chemistry

Charlene Hayden earned both her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). She spent 24 years working as an industrial analytical chemist at the GM Research and Development Center in Warren, MI specializing in applications of FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, and NMR.  In 2007, Charlene quit her position at GM to teach chemistry full-time as an Associate Professor at Daytona Beach Community College in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She joined Oakland University in 2010 and currently is a Special Instructor teaching General Chemistry I & II and Analytical Chemistry courses.  In addition to her teaching, Charlene has been an active volunteer for the Detroit Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) since the mid 1980’s and was twice honored with its Distinguished Service Award.  She also serves as the Faculty Advisor to the OU ACS Student Chapter organization. She can be reached at hayden2@oakland.edu.

Excellence in Teaching Award

A headshot of Shaun Moore.Shaun Moore, Director, e-Learning and Instructional Support

Dr. Shaun Moore is the Director of e-Learning and Instructional Support at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where he earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, with a specialization in Higher Education. Along with his staff position, he is a part-time faculty in the School of Business. Shaun was named Oakland County Executive Elite 40 Under 40, class of 2017. His research in online learning in higher education has taken him across the country to present at national conferences. His current research focuses are quality online education and best practices in faculty development, the role of instructional designers, and virtual reality in higher education. He can be reached at samoore@oakland.edu.