Kennesaw State University

About Us

Mission and Vision
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) promotes research based pedagogies that foster student academic engagement, learning, and success. CETL supports the integrated professional development of students,
faculty, and administrators throughout their careers. Rooted in learning science and assessment theory, CETL cultivates a data-driven campus-wide culture of ongoing academic program enhancement.

History
Established in the early 1980's, CETL was one of the first teaching and learning centers both in the state of Georgia and nationally. During its existence, past CETL Directors have initiated both on-campus and statewide programs designed to enhance teaching and student learning such as the Georgia Conference on College and University Teaching, the journal Reaching Through Teaching, KSU Faculty Leadership programs that provide an in depth focus on teaching-related issues, and a year-long New Faculty Success program.

Our Staff
The permanent CETL staff includes an Executive Director and 3 Associate Directors (Mentoring for Faculty and Student Success, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Graduate Teaching Assistant Training and Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity), 2 Instructional Designers who support technology-enhanced teaching in face-to-face, hybrid and online environments, and an Operations Manager and an Office Lead who support our events and website. In addition, CETL sponsors 3 Faculty Fellowships. CETL Faculty Fellows receive a half-time release to work on a strategic initiative in teaching and learning for 2 years. The current Faculty Fellows focus on the following initiatives: Community Engagement, Creativity & Innovation, and Adjunct Faculty Support.