Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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

Adults seated at a table with a projector screen behind them.

Workshops and Events

CETL workshops and events focus on teaching and learning at Oakland University. OU faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to participate in any programs of interest, and can track their professional development as desired. To stay apprised of upcoming events, sign up for CETL announcements.

We welcome you to attend any workshops of interest! 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 

Workshop participants can track their professional development.

Missed a workshop? View workshop recordings and resources.

Fall 2021 Workshops

Workshops for Fall 2021 will take place online from 12-1pm. Workshops Series are as follows: FDI OrientationsNuts and Bolts Of Teaching And Learning SeriesTeaching And Learning SeriesPost Pandemic Pedagogy- Inclusion, Flexibility And Accessibility SeriesSupporting Students’ Mental Health And Challenging Behaviors In The Classroom Series

See a table version of this workshop list.






Instructional Fair

Oakland University's Instructional Fair


Co-sponsored by the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee

Browse a variety of posters and displays with faculty's best ideas on effective instructional strategy, active learning, learning resources, classroom activities that they use to promote student success. The poster presentation format allows attendees to collect guides to these ideas and network with faculty and staff.

Call for Proposals Remains Open Until Monday, March 9

Share what works well in your classroom, tips on how to design engaging assignments, or tools and resources that have been helpful in teaching and learning. Presenting with your students is highly encouraged! View the full call for proposals and submission guidelines.

View last year's event video, Instructional Fair Booklet, event photo albumpresentation list, plus quotes from faculty and student presenters.

Past Event Resources

Browse the 2018 Instructional Fair Booklet. This includes handouts for all presentations featured at the event.

Download the 2017 Instructional Fair Booklet.
Download the 2015 Instructional Fair Booklet.
Download the 2013 Instructional Fair Booklet.

Students for Excellence in Teaching
Thanks to all who participated in Fall 2019 SET Forums. We are developing exciting new ways to hear the student voice on teaching and learning at OU, including "pop-up" feedback in the library and OC during the Winter 2020 semester. For other ideas and input, contact Dr. Judy Ableser

Upcoming SET Pop-up Stations:
  • Tuesday, March 17 at lunch time in the OC
  • Monday, April 6 in the evening in Kresge Library

The Director of the Center, Judy Ableser, would like to meet with students to get your input. Students for Excellence in Teaching Forum (SET) is a time to hear about the wonderful approaches to teaching and learning that is occurring on campus and to hear and share concerns, suggestions, and recommendations for improvements. It is not a forum to talk about individual poor professors or courses (that is important, however, that should be addressed at the department level or through Student Services).

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides faculty support to enhance the quality of teaching excellence across campus. Although we are here to provide support to faculty, our main goal must be to support student learning, and therefore, our students are truly our significant stakeholders. We want to hear from you. Your voice is essential to our work.

Looking forward to hearing your voice! In addition, please feel free to contact me at

Judith Ableser, Director
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Special Events

Diversity Challenge

This 10-week common campus experience consists of mostly self-paced events in a variety of formats. Log into the eSpace to enroll and learn more. The meetings below consist of an opening and closing meeting, with three informal conversations. These Zoom meeting links are in the eSpace.

  • Diversity Challenge Launch, Tuesday, January 12. Facilitated by CETL/Office of DEI.
  • Coffee and Conversation: Reflect and Debrief Diversity Challenge Activities, Thursday, January 28. Facilitated by CETL/Office of DEI
  • Coffee and Conversation: Reflect and Debrief Diversity Challenge Activities, Thursday, February 18. Facilitated by CETL/Office of DEI.
  • Coffee and Conversation: Reflect and Debrief Diversity Challenge Activities, Thursday, March 11.  Facilitated by Judy Ableser.
  • Diversity Challenge: Wrap-up and Celebrate, Thursday, March 25. Facilitated by CETL/Office of DEI.

Other Special Events

In partnership with offices on campus such as Student Affairs & Diversity and OUWB Center for Excellence in Medical Education, we regularly offer special events on teaching and learning. Below are recordings and resources from our past events.