On behalf of the super CETaL team, welcome to our website! Directing CETaL is meaningful to me because I owe most of my professional growth to faculty development experiences offered by university teaching centers – not just during my decade at UTEP (I owe huge thanks to former CETaL directors Harry Meeuwsen and Tine Reimers!), but also at other places I’ve worked, starting in my years as an adjunct professor.
I’ve found striving to be a scholarly, effective instructor to be a rich ongoing journey and I hope CETaL enhances yours by sharing useful strategies, resources and perspectives. Considering how much of our time we spend teaching, most of us received little training on it, but you don’t need to create everything alone from scratch. And see F.A.Q. #1 to learn how improving your teaching can even enhance your research career!
Enjoy browsing our website with its ongoing updates and we look forward to seeing you at CETaL events (such as the Sun Conference: http://cetalweb.utep.edu/sun/) during this special Centennial Year for our campus!
Dr. Lawrence M. Lesser, Interim Director
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETaL)