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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) serves to support the success of all faculty and staff contributing directly to the academic mission of USI.  CETL provides holistic faculty and educational development by supporting each individual's meaningful impact on student learning and success, teaching excellence, scholarly contributions, service to the USI community, and inclusive leadership. 

Overview of CETL programs and services.

News and Updates

Calendar of Events | CETL Weekly Newsletters

  • Syllabus Template: Please review the updates (October 5, 2022)
  • Faculty Planning Calendar: Important dates related to teaching, students, and faculty activities (Excel file)
  • Looking for information on the reappointment, promotion, and tenure portfolio? Visit the Provost's Office Personnel Decisions webpage (updated June 2022).
    Slides from CETL's June 2022 informational webinar
  • New Faculty Orientation: We welcomed 28 new faculty members during this program on August 11 & 12, 2022! The 2023 New Faculty Orientation is scheduled for August 10 and 11.
  • The 2021 Scholarly and Creative Works report is available!
  • Congratulations to the 2021 and 2022 SoTL Fellows cohorts!
  • CETL has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the NSF's IUSE program! The project "Capacity-Building for Transforming STEM Education Through Faculty Engagement in Data Analysis and Learning Communities" will provide faculty opportunities to explore connections between teaching in STEM introductory courses, curriculum, and student retention, as well as create data dashboards for faculty (October 2020).
  • The Thank A Faculty or Staff Member program was launched in April 2020 and is offered each fall and spring semester. Current and past USI students are invited to express their gratitude to someone at USI who has made a difference in their educational experience. Over 240 thank you notes have been sent!

Support for Teaching During COVID-19

This is an extraordinary time for all of us as we continue to take action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that you have a community of support and expertise, including your colleagues, the staff in Online LearningInformation TechnologyRice LibraryCETL, and Disability Resources, and many more across USI. 

Upcoming Events

See the Calendar for the additional events.