About CELT

Mission Statement

We recognize that teaching effectiveness is the first, minimum, and indispensable requirement for faculty on this campus. Effective teaching is inseparable from a quality learning environment. Seeking to enhance the quality of our academic environment, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at California State University, Chico is committed to rewarding and promoting the ability of our faculty to teach well, to finding ways to improve the learning process, and to providing support, training, and mentoring.

CELT History

CSU, Chico 's CELT program was established in the fall of 1994 to enhance student learning as recommended by the Presidential Task Force Reports. A group of core faculty members, dedicated to teaching and responding to the concerns of their colleagues, met that year to craft a mission statement for CELT. In the fall of 1995, CELT held its first annual teaching conference. Today, CELT continues to support and recognize CSU, Chico faculty, departments, and campus programs.

What Does CELT Do?

  • Sponsors annual Conference on Excellence in Learning and Teaching
  • Administers Learning Enhancement Grants & Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants
  • Conducts CELT Workshops Throughout the Year
  • Maintains a Video Archive of previous workshops and conference sessions
  • Contributes to New Faculty Orientation and Support, Academy e-Learning (Ae-L), and Excellence in Online Instruction (EOI)
  • Conducts New Faculty Surveys
  • Provides Lending Library of Teaching Resources
  • Publishes Online Teaching Tips and Resources
  • Sponsors Recognition of Student Achievement (Glenn Kendall Award)
  • Offers Optional and Personalized Teaching Feedback
  • Arranges Individual or Group Consultation
  • Supports Graduate Student Teachers