Welcome to CET&L

A hub of excellence in teaching and learning

We cultivate great teaching by fostering communities of inquiry, practice and scholarship to impact student success by:

  • promoting research-based best practices; 
  • providing consultations on the programmatic, curricular, course, and individual level; 
  • advancing university initiatives in student learning;
  • supporting equity, 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, accessibility and gateway instruction.

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


Upcoming Events

View the full list of events on Faculty Development OneStop!



Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019 Course Design Institutes

Effective course design can make your teaching experience easier and facilitate student learning. Good design maximizes learning while reducing student confusion by clarifying expectations. Whether you are designing a new course or reimagining an existing course, CET&L’s Course Design Institutes (CDIs) can help you with this process by providing an opportunity for in-depth work on a particular course with support from CET&L staff and feedback from colleagues.

CET&L is now accepting applications for summer Course Design Institutes on Designing Engaging Courses, Teaching for Equity and Inclusion and Introduction to the Designing of an Online Course in Canvas.

Guidelines for Creating Accessible Course Content with Ally in Blackboard

The University of Cincinnati is committed to providing full and equal access to students with disabilities, and in particular, has been focusing efforts around increasing the accessibility of our electronic resources, including course content. As part of that effort, the university invested in Ally, an accessibility tool in Blackboard that provides feedback and instruction on how to make course documents more accessible.

The Guidelines for Creating Accessible Course Content webpage has answers to frequently asked questions to assist you in utilizing this important tool.

For general information on Ally, read an Overview of the tool. To learn more about how to use Ally, visit the Ally Tutorials webpage.

Metacognition and Student Success for Faculty Organization

Metacognition is the awareness, understanding, and control of one's own thought processes. Internationally recognized expert on metacognition and student success, Dr. Saundra McGuire, visited UC in September 2018.

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L) has created a Blackboard Organization to house resources for Faculty, Staff, and Advisors related to teaching students metacognition, including a recording of Dr. McGuire's workshop at UC.

To enroll in the organization, follow this guide!

Please direct any questions about the site to CET&L Assistant Director Beth Faller.