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2014-2015 Events

Check back often for new events from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We wish you a successful 2014-2015 academic year. For more information about an upcoming event, email cetl@uscupstate.edu.


Spring 2015


Wednesday, February 25    Media 238    12 - 1:30 pm
"Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Our Students"

Wednesday, April 15       Media 238    12 - 1:30 pm
"Teaching in Diverse Classrooms"


“Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instruction” By Dr. Linda B. Nilson, founding director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation (OTEI) at Clemson University.

February through April
CETL Conference Room, Media 234
Wednesday, February 4,18 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 24 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 8, 22 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Please contact cetl@uscupstate.edu if you would like to join.

CETL Power Lunch 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015
CLC Quiet Room
Lunch 12-12:30 p.m.
Presentations 12:30-1-30 p.m.



The COTE-Up program is designed to enhance teaching and to provide feedback on all major aspects of the class (online or face-to-face) or it can focus on a particular concern expressed by the faculty member requesting an observation.  This peer observation program will provide faculty another means of evaluating their teaching, regardless of their academic rank or tenure status. Contact cetl@uscupstate.edu for more information about the Cote-Up Program.


Individual consultation and collaboration are available in the following areas:  Pedagogy, Course Design, Student Mentoring and Advising.  These consultations are available on MWF 9:00 – 11:00 am or at a time convenient for you.  Please contact Dr. June Carter at jcarter@uscupstate.edu or 864-503-5881 to schedule a teaching consultation. CETL maintains confidentiality for all of these consultations.

Fall Kick-Off Event

"How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning?"
Dr. Christy Price

Monday, September 23

CLC Quiet Room 

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Workshop Description

A primary concern of instructors is that the students of today do not seem to be taking responsibility for their own learning.  All too often students attribute their ability to achieve learning outcomes as solely dependent upon the instructors and their methods.   Drawing from the research in both cognitive and educational psychology, Dr. Price will help participants apply what is known about encouraging students to take charge of their own learning, therefore becoming more effective and responsible learners.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • the behaviors of the responsible learner and the literature related to what motivates student responsibility.
  • to identify specific practices that promote student responsibility.
  • how they might alter their interactions and course structure to promote more student responsibility for learning.

Specific practices that promote student responsibility such as the use of the flipped classroom, the use of feedback and assessment and collaborative learning will be presented. 

About Dr. Price:

Christy Price HeadshotA professor of psychology and the founding Director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Dalton State College, Dr. Christy Price has been teaching at the collegiate level for 20 years. She is a nationally recognized authority on innovative teaching techniques to engage modern learners, and regularly presents as a keynote speaker at faculty development workshops. 

Dr. Price has received numerous awards for her use of innovative teaching strategies including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as the Outstanding U.S. Professor for 2012 in the Baccalaureate Colleges category and the 2010 U.S. Professor Award for the state of Georgia. Dr. Price’s most recent research focuses on engaging millennial learners and preventing incivility in the classroom.

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Best Practices

"Best Practices To Enhance Teaching and Learning" 
Dr. Celena Kusch, Angela Starrett & Dr. Jonathan Storm

Wednesday, September 10
Media 238
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.


Book Club Fall 2014

"How Learning Works: 7 Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching"
by: Susan Ambrose

Please contact CETL at cetl@uscupstate.edu for a copy of the book.

For past events, please visit our event archive page.

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Phone: 864-503-5470

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Phone: 864-503-5414

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