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Welcome to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

O'Kelly Library, Room 202
Telephone: (336) 750-8723
Fax: (336) 750-8690

Mailing Address
Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
O'Kelly Library, Room 202
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning is committed to
promoting a university culture that values and rewards effective teaching,
respects individual differences, and supports the creation of learning
environments for faculty and students.

What's New at CETL?

Asynchronous Summer Training Opportunities

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has recently developed a Faculty Development Information Portal in Blackboard. The portal is now available to all teaching faculty and is the virtual hub for teaching and learning at WSSU. Once you enter your credentials to access Blackboard, you can view the Portal by first clicking on The Courses tab and then on CETL 1003: Faculty Development Information Portal. Designed as a series of modules, the portal is specifically tailored to the instructional needs of WSSU faculty and its aim is to foster exemplary teaching and learning practices. For example, the Pedagogy module focuses on active learning strategies and in the near future will include training on backward design, and teaching in online and blended environments. The General Education module of the portal contains assessment rubrics, a link to the General Education Outcomes website, and the Critical Reading, Oral Communication, Information Literacy and Written Communication manuals. The Professional Development and Workshops module contains resources on upcoming training and events, materials from previous workshops offered by CETL, and information related to Faculty Learning Communities.

Check out the Faculty Development Portal for information on:

  • General Education Outcomes and Manuals
  • Asynchronous Training Certificate in Active Learning
  • Past Workshops Offered by CETL (handouts, and videos)
  • Resources on The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Please contact Dr. Tiffany Baffour at baffourt@wssu.edu or (336) 750-3416 for questions or more information related to the Faculty Development Portal.


 Read with Us!

Ken Bain's What the Best College Teachers Do
(Harvard University Press, 2004)

Three Wednesdays: June 25, July 9 & July 23: 10:30 a.m. - noon

The "Evidence-Based Teaching Faculty Learning Community will continue meeting this summer to discuss Ken Bain's 15 year study in which je and his team sought to understand why some professors become legendary for their teaching ability. We welcome you to join us if you would like to read and discuss Bain's What the Best College Teachers Do and you're available these days and times.

Register by Friday, May 30th to receive a copy of the book. To register, contact Dr. Nancy Polk, polkn@wssu.edu or 336-750-8609.

You don't teach a class. You teach a student.

-Ken Bain

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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