Welcome to CETLSS!

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Student Success or CETLSS (pronounced see_tulls) is the university's comprehensive center dedicated to growing excellence in teaching and learning, leadership, and supporting faculty professional development and student success. Our center provides workshops, courses, learning communities, and resources covering a variety of topics to support faculty at all career stages.

Upcoming Events

The Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Student Success (CETLSS) is offering a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the Spring 2023 semester. Below is an overview of our offerings:

Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training that provides staff and faculty with the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis. CETLSS will be offering several different opportunities to complete this training! 

CETLSS Workshops & Programs—Includes information about our inclusive teaching & learning workshops, courses, programs, book clubs, and events for Spring 2023, along with registration links, dates/times, and facilitator information. 

CETLSS Schedule-at-a-Glance—Provides an overview of all of our faculty development offerings and web resources. 

We look forward to seeing you this spring! 

Consultations & Observations

Need a sounding board as you plan your course, or some support on the latest teaching technology? Your college or school has a dedicated, highly-trained Instructional Design Specialist. Don't hesitate to reach out to yours whenever you need a few minutes. 

SIFT (Student Instructional Feedback Technique), is a non-evaluative, confidential way to see how your course is going before the semester is over.  For more information and/or to schedule a SIFT, contact Lindsay Masland at maslandlc@appstate.edu.

Online, Hybrid, or Face-to-face?

CETLSS recognizes that teaching poses countless challenges in any modality.

Teaching online and still scratching your head? You've learned all that new technology, but how do you actually teach online well? Check out our grants (up to $3500!) for online course or program development. Or, join the Online Teaching Community, chock full of the latest resources, with regular Zoom gatherings for those just-in-time teaching conversations that can save your week. 

Need help creating your syllabi for any modality? Learn how CETLSS Can Help

CETLSS Spotlight: ChatGPT

The CETLSS Spotlight is a blog authored by CETLSS staff that highlights happenings in teaching, learning, and career support, both at App State and beyond.  The most recent blog post is about ChatGPT, a chatbot that can produce essays, poetry, solved problems, rubrics, lesson plans, and more at the click of a button.  Click here to read about four possible ways an instructor might modify their classes to respond to this new technology.