C-TELCenter for Teaching Excellence and Learning

Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL)

Contact Us
Email: ctel@washburn.edu, location: Mabee Library 206A, phone: 785.670.2835 (CTEL), hours: 9-4 Mon-Fri

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The Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL) seeks to promote excellence and innovation in teaching and enhance student learning at Washburn University and Washburn Tech.

We work collaboratively within the university community to develop and sustain a university culture that values and rewards teaching in all its forms and venues, respects and supports differences among learners, and creates enriched learning environments in which diverse students, faculty, and staff can excel.  We act as a resource for the university community by offering a wide array of research-based programs and services that support teaching.  We serve as a catalyst for university-wide dialogue that fosters a shared vision of teaching excellence and learning-centered education at Washburn and Washburn Tech.

This Week's Events

(Click an event for more information)

Teaching Circle 7 (February 23, 3:00-4:00 pm in Cottonwood Room) - Event is full

Social Media Monday: Twitter (February 23, 2:00 pm, 205 Mabee)

Flip Your Class (February 26, 3:00-4:30 pm Vogel Room)

Coming Up...

Faculty Development Workshop: Optimizing Desire2Learn Use

March 6, 2:00-3:30, Kansas Room

Register Here

So, you’ve been using Desire2Learn for a little while now, are you ready to learn about some features to optimize your use of the system? Sue Taylor-Owens and Marc Routsong along with guest demonstrations by Jane Brown (SON) and Beck Dodge (SAS) will introduce you to adding your own videos, tracking which course materials students are viewing (or not viewing), groups, and automatically sending emails based on student actions. This demonstration is meant for anyone who uses or will begin using Desire2Learn for posting course materials.

Our First Year!

We are happy to roll out programming for our first year of operation.  Programming for each month of the 2014-2015 academic year will be organized around one of our Pillars. During each month we will host workshops, Wednesday Webinars, Mentor Mondays, speakers, and Teaching Circles.  We hope that you like what we have developed for you!

Please explore our website, click into "Our Programs" and check out our schedule of activities and events for the year.

September: Learner Centered Teaching
October: Assessment
November:  High Impact Community Engagement Practices!
February:  Teaching Technologies
March: On-Line Education
April: Diversity
May: Pedagogy and Practice

Promotional Video

Check out our brief promotional video which will give you a very basic overview of C-TEL activities for the 2014-2015 academic year.