Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Kresge Library, Room 430
100 Library Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4479
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(248) 370-2751
[email protected]

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About CETL


The CETL mission is to lead and cultivate inclusive, innovative and high-impact teaching practices and scholarship that enhance student learning. CETL is a collaborative hub for teaching excellence, engagement, and inspiration for the Oakland University educational community.


Our vision is an Oakland University community that values high quality teaching, embraces student-centered learning environments, and enthusiastically advances educational leaders.


Care: We treat all individuals with care, understanding, and respect. Our call to serve includes a foundation of confidentiality, openness, acceptance, and joy.

Community: We are an essential part of the OU community, dedicated to connecting, nurturing and building relationships and a sense of belonging across campus.

Forward-thinking: We value novel, timely approaches to solving problems, and innovation in the face of educational challenges. Open sharing of ideas and creativity fuel passion and discovery. We make decisions through diverse methods of research and evidence.

Evidence-based learning: Learning is a cyclical process involving reviewing current practices, reflection, and revision. We will grow with you to meet your teaching and learning needs.

Inclusion: We value how diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives inform learning, and recognize the need to eliminate systemic barriers. We actively work to make our learning environments and educational practices more inclusive of all students, faculty, and educators.