- Teaching Strategies for Increased Student Engagement(Virginia Tech. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2022-08-19)
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Newsletter, Spring 2021(Virginia Tech, 2021)Greetings Virginia Tech faculty and staff, and welcome to the spring edition of our quarterly newsletter. As we are nearing the midpoint of the semester, we wanted to highlight and feature some of the exciting things that have happened already and what is to come. Despite challenges and unprecedented demands of this time, instructors have demonstrated a strong commitment to students and the university as a whole. It has been a pleasure for all of us at CETL to work with this community of instructors, and we are looking forward to ending this school year on a high note. A feature on teaching large classes will start this newsletter off. The Director of the Academy for Experiential Learning, Vicki Pitstick, shares some updates from the Academy for Experiential Learning. A recap on the 13th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy will also be featured in this edition. This year’s conference was different than normal with it being entirely virtual; however, we are so happy with the way it turned out. I, along with the CETL staff, would like to thank our speakers, presenters, and all attendees for making this past conference one we will never forget! Our faculty spotlight features Trudy Becker, a senior instructor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. We hope that you enjoy this edition of our newsletter and that you have a wonderful rest of the spring semester.
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Newsletter, Winter 2021(Virginia Tech, 2021)Welcome to the 2021 winter edition newsletter from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Reflecting on 2020, we are thankful for teachers! As the director of CETL, and along with the CETL staff, I am proud and inspired by how you have taken on the past year with resilience and grace. The last few semesters have been challenging, and we could not have made it through without the hard work you have put into creating positive learning experiences for our students. As we begin another new semester, we wanted to highlight and share the amazing work that the faculty and staff of Virginia Tech have done during the fall semester of 2020. This newsletter will feature a segment on project-based learning (PBL) with our Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Educational Research, Liesl Baum, and an update from the Director of the Academy for Experiential Learning, Vicki Pitstick. A Q&A with David Gray, Associate Professor of Practice in Engineering Education, features how he has adapted to teaching during a global pandemic. This edition will also highlight our November and December Excellence in Teaching Award recipients. The CETL staff and I want to thank and recognize the hard work of faculty throughout 2020 and hope that your spring semester is off to a wonderful start.
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Newsletter, Fall 2020(Virginia Tech, 2020)This is the inaugural newsletter from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).