ICBG: Shaping the new CETL

Hello ICBG Participants,

As someone interested in meaningful faculty development, please consider the following.

Recently, you may have seen two announcements about CETL. Please consider completing the CETL survey and attending one of the fora next Wednesday (October 26). This is our opportunity to have a say in the future of faculty development at Georgia College.

CETL Survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dDljMUJ4TFBwV1VLQmE5eEJTUU5ZS2c6MQ#gid=0

Open Faculty Fora with Linda Noble
11:10 a.m. -12:00 noon, Museum Education Room
1:00-1:50 p.m., Museum Education Room


Dr. Julia Metzker
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Georgia College and State University
– Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University
Begin forwarded message:

From: Provost <provost>
Date: October 19, 2011 12:58:59 PM EDT
To: GC Faculty <faculty>
Subject: Visioning for CETL

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

About a decade ago USG Universities began adding Centers for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) to support faculty and institutional priorities related to student learning. Now, more than ever, with a new system-wide focus on student success and graduation rates, CETL offices provide needed services. Currently, Steve Elliott-Gower is serving the campus well as the Interim Director of CETL and is assisted in that work by a faculty steering committee. However, time is drawing near when we will need to begin the search for the permanent CETL Director. Before we launch that search, it is worth our time to establish a clear and current institutional vision for the scope of work related to the CETL office.

I hope you will join us on October 26th to participate in this visioning process.

Dr. Linda Noble, the Associate VP for Faculty for the USG, who is involved with CETL offices across the state, has agreed to help guide our campus discussions about the future of Georgia College’s CETL. Dr. Noble will join us on Wednesday, October 26th to conduct focus groups, lead open faculty forum, and meet with the steering committee as well as other others key groups.

Please find the list of meeting times below. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you may still participate in the process by watching for and completing a "follow-up" survey that will be made available by October 30th. Information about the survey will be sent by email following the meetings on October 26th. I thank you in advance for your interest and participation. The comments and thoughts of the campus will help shape the job description and function of our CETL office.

October 26, 2011 Meeting Times for CETL Visioning Process:

Deans: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Parks Hall (during regularly scheduled meeting)

Department Chairs: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Museum Education Room

Open Faculty Forum (all faculty are welcome) 11:10 a.m. -12:00 noon, Museum Education Room

CETL Steering Committee and IDEA Center Staff (Boxed Lunches provided), Museum Education Room

Open Faculty Forum (all faculty are welcome) 1:00-1:50 p.m., Museum Education Room

Assessment Committee, Chair of CAPC, Chair of UCC and Director of Strategic Planning- 2:00-3:00 p.m., Museum Education Room

Please feel free to come late or leave early to the meetings, if you need to do so.

Thank you.

Sandra Jordan


About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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