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 2015 CELT Learning Enhancement Grant application is now available!

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering faculty and staff awards of up to $5,000 to improve quality and productivity in learning and teaching in a course or program.  Projects that strongly enhance student learning and have a demonstrable impact receive priority consideration. Proposals should address relevance to the University Strategic Plan. Funds awarded in spring of 2015 are for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Proposals are due electronically to your college dean by Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5 PM, and to CELT by Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 5 PM.

View full application here

Getting Started on Course Redesign Webinar

February 10, 2015- 10am-12pm: GLNN 327 

Getting Started on Course Redesign is a webinar for those of you who are thinking about beginning a large-scale course redesign project. This two-hour-long webinar will provide participants the opportunity to learn about how redesign efforts have begun at both four- and two-year institutions. NCAT Redesign Scholar Michelle Miller from Northern Arizona University will describe how their redesign of Introductory Psychology got started and how they resolved problems that arose. NCAT vice president Carolyn Jarmon will give examples of what has been experienced by two-year institutions in a variety of academic disciplines as they began their redesigns. The agenda includes plenty of time for discussion to help you think about how to get started.

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

The Flipped Classroom: Not Just for STEM

  • Sarah Anderson
  • Wednesday, February 18, 3-5pm
  • Location SSC 122

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!


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

Academy e-Learning

Summer 2015 Call for Applications Here


Getting Started on Course Redesign Webinar

February 10, 2015- 10am-12pm: GLNN 327