Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Elliott Hall, Room 200A
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2751
cetl@oakland.edu

Faculty Resources

Conferences

Lilly Conference in Traverse City
Traverse City, MI  |  October 18-20, 2018
Every year, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides a limited number of travel grants for faculty to attend the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning, located in downtown Traverse City, MI. Learn more about the Lilly Conference and CETL Travel Grants.

Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference
Detroit, MI  |  March 20-21, 2019: Proposals due November 1
Keynote: George Kuh. OU hosts this annual regional conference and offers discounted registration for OU staff and faculty. Learn more about the Student Success Conference.
Weekly
Teaching Tips
About CETL's Weekly Teaching Tips Series

In workshops, conferences, and teaching and learning faculty development, we often take away a small teaching tip that helps us better facilitate group work, engage more students in discussions, and motivate students to be prepared for class. We would like to offer that “Aha!” moment more often with our Weekly Teaching Tips.

Every week we will send out a new teaching tip in a brief infographic you can read and implement that same week. From there you can access this page, which will offer the full content of each teaching tip.

Teaching Tips come from the Teaching Issues Writing Consortium (2013-2017), CETL, Oakland University’s Instructional Fairs (2013, 2015, 2017), and OU faculty submissions.

Sign up for Weekly Teaching Tips.

Download the Teaching Tips Collections   Save the collections or print them off to keep them handy: 2016-2017 Teaching Tips Collection and 2013-2015 Teaching Tips Collection.

Call for Teaching Tips Proposals for Book CETL is organizing a Teaching Tips book for publication, and we would like the book to feature teaching strategies from Oakland University faculty. Only the text for this strategy is needed (300-600 words), which normally includes a brief description and purpose, step-by-step directions, outcomes, and references (see teaching tips below as a guide). Submit a teaching tip.
 

Featured Teaching Tip

Are Your Assignments Renewable or Disposable?

RECENT TEACHING TIPS

CETL Teaching Tips: Complete List. Search over 100 teaching tips by topic.


Grants

CETL GRANTS

Travel Grant: The Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning
October 18-20, 2018
This is an outstanding conference on teaching and learning in higher education. Many of the presentations actively demonstrate new or different teaching techniques. It is located in the historic downtown Park Place Hotel, which is within walking distance to shops and the Bay. Learn more about the Lilly Conference.

Every year, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides a limited number stipends for faculty to attend the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning. Priority is given to faculty who give presentations and are first-time attendees , then to grant applications in the order they were submitted. Travel Grant applications were due June 11, 2018. All OU faculty can receive 10% off registration with the code 2018_OUcosponsor.


OTHER OU GRANTS

Educational Development Grant (from Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning)
On the Behalf of the Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning
Awards $100-$750 to part- and full-time faculty, for use of resources to enhance their teaching and learning (not a stipend). Proposals accepted and rewarded Fall 2015-Winter 2016 on a rolling basis until funding has run out. See Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning website for more information.

Quality Online Teaching Certification Course (from e-Learning and Instructional Support)
All part- and full-time faculty who are scheduled to teach online courses are invited to participate in a four-week online course to help develop best practices in online teaching. Faculty who complete the course receive a $1,000 stipend. To apply for the course, complete the Moodle training and sign up for a cohort here. Cohorts run four times a year in Fall, Winter, and Summer.

PAST GRANTS

CETL Excellence in Teaching and Learning Grant
Focus on Student Success and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Proposal submission closed Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

This grant funds the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based teaching practices that will improve teaching and student learning. The funding supports the faculty’s time to research, develop and assess their project that goes above and beyond the expected course preparation time. Full-time faculty, and part-time faculty who have taught at least 24 credits at OU may apply. Teams of two may apply with a strong rationale (e.g. team-teaching). View the full CETL teaching grant details, cover letter for individuals and cover letter for teams, and teaching grant evaluation rubric. Those who have received CETL Teaching Grant less than five years ago, OUWB faculty, and graduate students are not eligible. View a list of past teaching grant recipients.
Library
Resources
CETL Teaching and Learning Library (Print)
Come visit our CETL Library. You can use the materials here or check them out. We have an extensive collection of books on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Our library is always growing. If you have a title that you would like us to order, please let us know.
Click here to view the most current bibliography of CETL's library collection
SoTL Library Journals
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Journals can be accessed through Kresge Library. Keenesaw State University offers a Teaching Journals Directory.


Handbooks &
Additional Docs

Faculty Handbook

2018-2019 edition now available. This Google Doc version allows for instant updates with a download option. The guide for all of the basics of the Oakland University campus, from faculty and student resources and SAIL tutorials to the tenure process and emergency protocols. For new and veteran faculty, it is the one-stop place for all information.

Creating an Effective Syllabus

Consult OU's Syllabus Resources, which includes a syllabus template, university policies, and other helpful information for creating syllabi for OU courses.

CETL Quick Notes

Quick Notes are your brief visual guide to best practices, university processes, and other good-to-know aspects of helping students succeed. Topics relate to syllabus, tenure, teaching evaluation, behavior issues and Universal Design for Learning, among others. See full Quick Notes list.

Resources by Topic





Teaching with Technology


Tenure and Career Planning
For more information regarding tenure and faculty rights in general, visit Oakland University's Chapter of the AAUP page.

The Tenure Process at OU
Setting Mid-Career Goals

Learning How to Learn

Supporting Students with Special Needs
For more resources, visit the Office of Disability Support Services.


Other Resources