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Banner with an image of a professor with the words, I always leave the symposium with fresh ideas about teaching strategies. John Baesler, Professor of History.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) offers many opportunities for the advancement of evidence-based pedagogical approaches to support faculty, departments, and other units on campus. Join us during the academic year for monthly Faculty Friday Workshops where our SVSU colleagues share their expertise and experience. In February, CETL hosts an annual Teaching and Learning Symposium that explores a single theme and showcases innovative teaching and scholarship from SVSU faculty. Apply for individual or department grants to support student learning, take one of CETL’s course development classes, or drop by for an individual consultation. We are here to draw the campus community together to share expertise, showcase innovative practices, and explore emerging pedagogical models. 


Want to revise your course?  Feeling less than motivated?  Want to connect with colleagues?  

Join our Course Improvement Group and work on your course with supportive colleagues from March through June to  

  • set and work on your own goals for your course.  
  • provide and receive feedback from colleagues and CETL staff.  
  • be motivated by reporting your own progress and hearing about others’ work.  

    Tentative Schedule  
  • Begin meeting after spring break, format and dates to be decided by faculty.  
  • Within this, set your own schedule for when you will do the majority of your work based on your other responsibilities.  
  • If a significant number of faculty want to meet after June, great!  If not, great!  

    Register below. Please email Anne Huebel any questions at 

2022 Teaching and Learning Symposium

Meeting the Challenge: Remaining Relevant in a Changing World

Thank you for attending the 2022 Teaching & Learning Virtual Symposium.  This year's symposium gave us an opportunity to showcase the great teaching and innovation that is happening across the SVSU campus.  Use the link below to access the symposium program and recordings.

Faculty Friday Dates





September  17, 2021 

1:00pm Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning Mohamed Edel

October 15, 2021

1:00pm Making General Education Assignments Relevant  Drs. Elizabeth Rich

November 12, 2021 

1:00pm Making Assignments Culturally Relevant Dr. Grace McClurkin

January 28, 2022

1:00pm Creating an Inclusive Syllabus Dr. Kenneth Jolly

March 25, 2022 

1:00pm Linguistic Justice Dr. April Baker-Bell

April 1, 2022

1:00pm Creating an Effective and Inclusive Discussion Dr. Brittany Collins



Past Teaching Symposium Booklets