Dedicated to Enhancing Student Learning 

Welcome...CSU, Chico’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is one of 23 faculty development centers in the California State University system. Created in the fall of 1994, CELT’s mission is to enhance student learning outcomes.

CELT is your campus teaching and resource center—come and tell us what we can do for you!—Kate McCarthy and the CELT Advisory Board

The 2014-2015 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant SOTL application is now available!


Conference Highlights Newsletter Now Available 

2014 Conference Keynote: Jillian Kinzie, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research
Associate Director, National Survey of Student Engagement Institute
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment Senior Scholar

Keynote address: “The Promise of High-Impact Practices: Pedagogies and Practices that Foster Student Learning & Success” Now Available

2014-15 Academic Year CELT Highlights


(Follow the Workshops and Events link on the left to register) 

Using Video to Enhance Learning and Teaching: A Hands-On Workshop

  • Claudine Franquet and Kate Transchel
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014, noon-1:30pm
  • MLIB 002 TLP Training Lab  

Demystifying the Retention, Tenure & Promotion Process

  • Lyndall Ellingson (HCSV/BSS), Mitchell Johns (AGRI), Kate McCarthy (CORS/HUM),  Ken Chapman (MKTG/COB)
  • Tuesday, November 4, 3-5 pm
  • MLIB Studio A

Making Your Courses Accessible: A Hands- On Workshop

  • Jeremy Olguin (Accessibility Resource Center)
  • Thursday, January 15, 2015, 12-1 pm
  • MLIB 002 TLP Training Lab

Approaches to Learning & Teaching (through) Writing

  • Chris Fosen, Kim Jaxon, Laura Sparks, Deborah McCabe, & Maria DeCastro
  • Friday, February 20, 2-4pm
  • Location SSC 122

CELT Advisory Board Meetings: 1st and 3rd Fridays at noon


proposals due notification sent public celebration assessment due
Learning Catalyst Fellows Sept 5, 2014 Sept 20, 2014 Oct 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Grant Proposals (implemented 2014-15 AY) Fall 2014 Fall 2014 Oct 2015 June 15, 2015
Enhancement of Learning Grant Proposals (implemented 2015-16 AY) March 2015 April 2015 Oct 2016 June 15, 2016
Faculty Learning Communities
CELT Conference April 2014 May 2014 Oct 1-3, 2014 n/a

CELT Library of Resources:

Faculty Development Space/Writing Community: Mon-Thurs 8-1pm, Fri 8-11am

Up in MLIB 458 we have books and journals full of teaching tips, assessment practices, and theoretical discussions of pedagogy.

Read them here or check them out!

Are you working on an article? Story? Book? Conference paper? Lecture? Civic engagement project?

MLIB 458 will be a quiet space for thinking, researching, & writing. Located conveniently in the library, there is easy access to resources. A secure spot, we can leave our belongings behind for ten minutes without worrying about theft. Coffee is always available—donations are accepted.

Check back for fall hours. All faculty and staff are welcome. Click HERE for more information.

Did you know?

CELT has been building a video archive of sessions, available here: http://www.csuchico.edu/celt/Video-Archive/index.shtml

CSU Chico Faculty and Staff now have full access to the "Lynda" online tutorial system--if you go to Http://www.csuchico.edu/Lynda you will be able to log in with your regular Portal ID and password.

Feature Articles

CELT Video Archive

CELT and Creative Media and Technology (CMT), along with the Technology and Learning Program (TLP), have teamed up to create video archives of all CELT workshops--starting Spring 2013!


Academy e-Learning

June 2014 was full of hard work, community-building, and plenty of inspiration for the 6th Cohort of Academy e-Learning (AeL). In this brief overview video, see what the participants had to say about it.


Tuesday Tips Archive

Available here

20th Annual Conference in Learning and Teaching Highlights

Available here 

Applications Now Available

Write a Journal Article in 12 Weeks

  Call and Application here 

2014 CELT Conference Highlights Newsletter

See pictures of the keynote speaker, award recipients and sessions from the 20th Annual CELT Conference. AVAILABLE HERE