Dedicated to enhancing student learning.
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!
—Sara E. Cooper and the CELT Advisory Board
2014-15 Academic Year CELT Highlights
Building Traditional Assessments (live or online): A QOLT-Friendly Approach
- Ben Seipel (SOE)
- Tuesday, September 2, 3-5 pm
- MLIB 002 TLP Training Lab
Using Video to Enhance Learning & Teaching: A Hands-On Workshop
- Claudine Franquet, Kate Transchel
- Wednesday, October 22, 12-1:30pm
- MLIB 002 TLP Training Lab
Approaches to Learning & Teaching (through) Writing
- Chris Fosen, Kim Jaxon, Laura Sparks, Deborah McCabe, & Maria DeCastro
- Thursday, September 18, 10am-12pm
- Studio A
Demystifying the Retention, Tenure & Promotion Process
- Lyndall Ellingson (HCSV/BSS), Mitchell Johns (AGRI), Kate McCarthy (CORS/HUM), Ken Chapman (MKTG/COB)
- Tuesday, November 11, 3-5 pm
- Studio A
Faculty Development Space/Writing Community: open hours will be posted soon
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|
ANNUAL CELT CONFERENCE ON LEARNING AND TEACHING
October 1-3, 2014.
This year we focus on engaging the whole student. This campus boasts an abundance of courses and programs that engage our students and prepare them for success through what Kuh calls High Impact Practices. First Year Experience’s Great Debate and Chico Town Hall are nationally recognized student projects; our redesigned General Education program incorporates both Writing Intensive and Capstone courses; and the Office of Civic Engagement reports that over 100 courses get students involved in the community. More than 200 courses focus on Diversity and Global learning, and increasingly our academic programs offer students the opportunity to complete large collaborative projects and/or internships. What else do we do to keep students focused on learning? How can we benefit from the experience of our colleagues who have been working with these and other practices?
2014 Keynote: Jillian Kinzie, Ph.D.
Keynote address: “The Promise of High-Impact Practices: Pedagogies and Practices that Foster Student Learning & Success”
CELT Library of Resources
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!
Open Monday - Thursday, 8am-1pm, Fridays 8-12 pm
Faculty Writing Community
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.
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!
Civic Learning Institute!
Apply today for the CSUC Civic Learning Institute! http://www.csuchico.edu/announcements-campus/announcements/current/learning-inst.shtml