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Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
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Hello! Here is your weekly curation of ideas, events, and resources to support your teaching and learning efforts. The CETL newsletter is published bi-weekly during the summer. Wishing you a safe and spectacular July 4th holiday weekend!
  • Quick Reads: Assignment Instructions via Quiz; Backcasting
  • Portfolio Guidelines & Preparation Documents
  • CETL Consultation and Books
  • Missed recent CETL events? View the materials.
  • Resources for Teaching
  • Calendar of events

Quick Reads

Browse past CETL weekly updates, including:

Portfolio Guidelines & Preparation Updates

Documents related to preparing a portfolio for reappointment, tenure, and promotion review have been updated recently. These and additional documents are available on the Provost’s Personnel Decisions website:
  • Portfolio Guidelines (updated June 2021)
  • Portfolio Checklist/outline (updated June 2021)
  • Portfolio FAQs: a supplement to the Guidelines (updated June 2021)
  • Guidelines for Preparing for Electronic Submission of the portfolio (new, June 2021)
  • Optional Covid Impact Statement (new, June 2021)
  • CV template (this is a guide)
  • Application form and Appraisal forms
  • Calendar for Personnel Decisions (updated May 2021)
  • Slides from the June 2021 webinars on portfolio preparation provided
Questions or would like assistance? Please contact Amy Chan Hilton, CETL.

CETL Consultations and Support

CETL is available throughout the summer for one-on-one consultations, providing resources, and facilitating group discussions! Topics include portfolio preparation, course development, instructional strategies, formative course feedback, writing and scholarship productivity strategies, SoTL, and more. The CETL Library has recent books available for loan as well. Please contact Amy Chan Hilton at

Materials from Recent CETL Workshops

Missed recent CETL online workshops and sessions to help you prepare for your courses, tweak your time management, and plan your portfolio?  View the slides and resources here. Please contact CETL if you have any questions.
  • Time Management and Well-being for Faculty: slides and resources
  • SoTL Workshop with Laura Cruz (Penn State): resources
  • 5th Celebration of Teaching & Learning Symposium: 
  • First Week of Class: Setting the Stage for Learning: slides
  • Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement: slides
  • Transparent Assignment Design: Small Changes to Boost Confidence: slides and handouts
  • Assessment for Student Engagement: slides

Teaching Resources 

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