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

2015 CELT Conference Session Proposal Application and Form Now Available!

This year we focus on Academic Tenacity, or “grit,” the resilience in the face of challenge that turns academic potential into academic success. Recent work on the psychology of learning indicates that non-cognitive factors—motivation, habits of self-discipline, self-perception, and beliefs about learning itself—are vital to academic achievement. How can course design, classroom practice, and student support systems be leveraged to foster academic tenacity? 

Proposals due Wednesday April 22 at 5 PM

View full call here

Download proposal form here

Download and save the form under a new name before completing.  Information filled in online will not be saved. Send the completed form to CELT@csuchico.edu

2014-15 Academic Year CELT Highlights


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

Supporting International Students and the Faculty Who Teach Them

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2-3:30pm
  • Location SSC 150

Increasing Students’ Perseverance and Engagement

  • Kathleen Gabriel
  • Friday, May 1, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Location HOLT 111

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.


CELT Video Archive

CELT Workshop videos now organized by subject matter, includes CELT Conference 2014 videos.


Tuesday Tips Archive

Available 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


Increasing Students’ Perseverance and Engagement

Friday, May 1, 1:30-2:30pm: HOLT 111



CELT Annual Conference