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Check back often for new events from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We wish you a successful 2016-2017 academic year.  
For more information about an upcoming event, email cetl@uscupstate.edu.

Workshops and Seminars

Download the printable Spring 2017 Workshop and Seminars Flyer Pdf download

Power-Up Lunch

Monday, January 23, 2017
CLC Dining Quiet Room
Lunch 12-12:30 p.m.
Presentations 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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Course Design Workshops

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Course Design Workshop I

"The Syllabus" 
Dr. June C. D. Carter 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 
CETL Conference Room-Media 234 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 

Course Design Workshop II

"Assessing Quality in Online Courses"
Dr. David McCurry
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
CETL Conference Room-Media 234 
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Course Design Workshop III

"Preparing Students for the Future: Voices from STEM Faculty"
Dr. Chris Bender (Chemistry);
Tim Ellis (ETM),
Dr. Amanda Schwartz (Computer Science),
Dr. Jonathan Storm (Biology)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Media 238 Classroom 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 

Course Design Workshop IV

"Active Learning LIVE"
Jennifer Bland, Instructional Designer, Learning Technologies
"An Introduction to Active Learning"
Maria Francisco-Montesó, Instructor, Spanish
Objective: Participants will leave with an understanding of por and para
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
HPAC 218  Active Learning classroom
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

CETL Book Club 

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Book Club is an informal, supportive way for you to connect with other Upstate colleagues to discuss specific reading material and to share personal thoughts and responses to various teaching topics and classroom techniques. We have created our own Upstate CETL Wikispaces where book club members can write comments, descriptive research and personal narratives and recommendations on what devices and techniques should be used to demonstrate and support the acquisition of course content. 

2017 Book Club

"What Best College Teachers Do" by Ken Bain, Ph.D
Spring 2017 meeting dates: 
Last Wednesday of the month 
January 25, February 22, March 29, April 26    
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Media 234 Conference Room (CETL Conference Room) 
Contact us for more information.
Dr. June Carter or  CETL
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Cote-Up Program

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 a.m. 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 consultation.

Fall 2016 Events: 

Gearing-Up Workshop

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please join the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for its annual Gearing-Up Workshop, which will include presentations on the support services and programming offered at the University. Tips and resources that lead to student and teacher success will be provided. 

Fall 2016 Kickoff Workshop

"Let's FLIP It! How to FLIP a Lesson and Integrate Flipped 
Strategies to Engage Students and Improve Learning"

Featured Speaker/Facilitator 
Dr. Barbi Honeycutt
Founder of FLIP It Consulting 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Olin B, Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom

Lessons on Teaching and Learning from the
Teaching Professor Conference

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
CLC 309
Presentations by Travel Grant recipients:
Logan Camp, Mary Black School of Nursing 
Dr. Kela Goodman, School of Education 
Suzanne Hall, Fine Arts and Communication Studies 
Dr. Charley Harrington, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies 

Lessons on Learning with CETL

"Final Exams: Test Preparation Measures for Faculty and Students"

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Media 217
Join a panel of faculty and students who will share some ways to help you prepare tests and help reduce students' test anxiety. Participants will leave with tips on studying for exams from the students' and instructors' perspectives. 

For past events, please visit our event archive page.

Contact Us

Dr. June Carter
Director of Center for
Excellence in Teaching
and Learning

Lynda Davis
Administrative Assistant

Our Partners

Dr. Clif Flynn
Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs 

Cindy Jennings
Director of Learning Technologies 
Phone: 864-503-5470

Dr. David McCurry
Director of Distance Education

Susannah Waldrop
Director of the Student Success Center
Phone: 864-503-5414

Advisory Committee List

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
800 University Way
Media Building 248 A & B
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5881
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