Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning



Here's how it works: You commit to attending at least two of our reading group sessions.
WGS, the CME, and the CETL are collaborating to buy you a book.  Register here.

Deadline for Registration: Wednesday, March 6, at noon.

Discussion times and locations:
March 11th, 12-1pm in Sabin 203, March 14th, 12-1pm in Sabin 203, March 25th, 12-1pm in Sabin 207, March 27th, 9:30-11am in 109 P, CME with Cynthia Bond

Join us for a discussion of  New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection, Ruby, by Cynthia Bond. Ruby is an "unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her. This beautiful and devastating debut heralds the arrival of a major new voice in fiction." 

Bond will be giving a public lecture on Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 pm, in Sabin 002


Service Learning Institute

Application Deadline, March 30 | Click here for the application!

This 3-day workshop will focus on incorporating service learning activities into one of your courses in 2019-2020, in ways that align with course learning goals, enhance student growth and civic awareness, and strengthen our community.  Participants will be partnered with a community agency prior to the seminar, and the faculty member and community agency partner will meet and begin to co-design a service-learning project.  In addition, participants will explore the pedagogy of service-learning and community engagement, and visit some of the organizations in the community with whom UNI has partnered in the past.

The SLI is open to all full-time faculty (tenured/tenure-track and instructors.)  10 faculty will be accepted to participate in the Institute.  More information on selection criteria and the application can be found here.  There is a participation stipend of $1000 ($500 upon completion of the May Institute; $500 upon completion of teaching and follow-up report, due May 2020).  Submit your completed application and a copy of the course syllabus for which the project will be developed to Dr. Julianne Gassman at by March 30, 2019.

Click here for the application!


Overwhelmed by work?
Need some time for relaxation and inspiration?

Come find out how you can rejuvenate by attending the Wakonse Teaching Conference! Colleagues who have attended will share their experiences of the conference. Wakonse takes place over Memorial Day weekend, 5/23-5/28, 2019.

 What you do: Pay $100 for registration. You will also need to pay for your food when we’re driving to and from the conference.

What the CETL does: Pays for the rest of your registration.  Drives you to the conference and back.  Offers you the opportunity to learn new stuff about teaching, to get to know faculty from different disciplines and institutions from around the country, and to hang out on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan for 4 days.  

Click here to sign up!