CETLCenter for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning


Welcome to our Teaching & Learning Network

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning supports faculty as they seek to infuse UC classrooms with innovative and effective pedagogical approaches to maximize student learning by:

  • promoting research-based best practices; 
  • providing consultations on the programmatic, curricular, course, and individual level; 
  • advancing university initiatives in student learning;
  • supporting diversity and inclusion; and 
  • inspiring, invigorating, and empowering faculty dedicated to the success of their students. 

Our areas of expertise and focus include: classroom pedagogy and innovation, assessment, scholarship of teaching and learning, course design, and gateway instruction.

For more information or to request unit-specific or college-specific training, please contact us at cetl@uc.edu.

Junior Faculty Learning Community: Call for Applications

Apply before Monday, December 14 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UC_JRFLC

The Office of the Provost and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L) are pleased to announce the creation of a new Faculty Learning Community in support of Junior Faculty. In collaboration with the Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning, we are committed to establishing the University of Cincinnati as a leading force in high quality pedagogy. The goals of the new Junior Faculty Learning Community include:

  • Creating an interdisciplinary community of support that fosters collaboration and personal development.
  • Promoting a standard of continuous growth in teaching and learning at UC.
  • Helping scholars identify, develop, and document effective teaching practices and evidence for possible inclusion in a dossier.

The JRFLC is in line with the key areas of Our Third Century including Investing in Faculty & Staff, Reimagining the Student Experience, and Excellence in eLearning. 

What are the benefits and commitments?

The JRFLC will meet once prior to the beginning of the Spring semester and hold five meetings during the Spring 2016 Semester. A key component of this Learning Community is building a community to create a support network of colleagues across the university. In addition to participating in workshops and activities, participants will engage in social events as well as brief classroom observations.  At the program’s conclusion in April, graduates of the learning community will receive a personalized letter outlining participation in the program in support of their teaching from the Center Director.

The JRFLC will tentatively meet:

Sessions Date Time
Session 1 January 8, 2016 8a - 4p
Session 2 January 22, 2016 12p - 2p
Session 3 February 5, 2016 Group A - 12p - 1:30p
Group B - 1:30p - 3p
Session 4 February 19, 2016 12p - 2p
Observations February 29 - March 31, 2016 None
Session 5 April 1, 2016 12p - 3p
Session 6 April 8, 2016 12p - 2p

JRFLC members are expected to attend and engage in all sessions as well as complete brief surveys during the Spring 2016 semester and in subsequent years. These surveys will be used by CET&L to improve the JRFLC and highlight teaching and learning practices at UC. 

Who is eligible to apply?

Full time faculty who have not yet completed the first three years of their appointment are invited to apply. Applications from both experienced instructors and those new to teaching are welcome.

Application Process

Sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UC_JRFLC

We encourage applications from faculty in any discipline, teaching everything from studio-based, small enrollment upper seminars courses to large-enrollment foundational courses. Please sign up before Monday, December 14.

Two drop-in Information Sessions will be provided to learn more about the Junior Faculty Learning Community. Please join us in CET&L, Langsam Library 480 Suite (on the main level in the back of the library)

Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:30-1:30p
Friday, November 13, 2015 12:30-1:30p

You may direct any questions to Anna Donnell, Assistant Director CET&L at anna.donnell@uc.edu or 513-556-1270.