Centers & Institutes
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The IU Northwest Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides leadership, encouragement, and support of quality teaching and learning. CETL's professional development activities, services, collaborations, and investigations are designed to invite, value, and reward faculty excellence in teaching.
CETL is one of the eight teaching centers in the IU System and participates in a Centers' Network, which ties it very closely to the technological and pedagogical goals of the entire university.
CETL delivers high quality professional development activities, which are tied to the academic excellence goals of the campus and promote the scholarship of teaching and learning. Three major thrusts of the Center to improve teaching and learning are: Increasing active learning and collaborative classroom strategies, Integrating technology into instruction effectively, and Increasing and improving the use of Service Learning as a pedagogy.
The Center could not accomplish these goals alone, so it does so through internal and external collaborations with Academic Affairs, the Faculty Organization and several of its committees, Instructional Technology, and the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), the Northwest Indiana Consortium for Community Partnerships (NWICCP) and the Indiana Campus Compact.