CELT

Dedicated to enhancing student learning.

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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

Workshops:

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

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Faculty Development Space/Writing Community: open hours will be posted soon

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

Deadlines:

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.

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”


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.

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!

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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.

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Announcements

Civic Learning Institute!

Apply today for the CSUC Civic Learning Institute! http://www.csuchico.edu/announcements-campus/announcements/current/learning-inst.shtml