SUU recognizes teaching as the primary professional commitment of its faculty, and CETL makes available the training and resources to make excellent teaching achievable. Excellent teaching, first and foremost, gains students' attention and conveys the importance of what is being taught. The best teachers communicate not only information and concepts but also develop their students' powers of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Excellent teachers prepare their students to leave the classroom environment with an increased ability to learn, question, commit, and act on their own.
Lifelong learning applies to faculty members as well, and CETL provides all faculty with opportunities to increase their own pedagogical and scholarly knowledge. Through orientation meetings, training seminars, roundtable discussions, various Faculty Learning Communities, professional academy programs, and the Faculty Development Support Fund, the Center offers faculty information, demonstrations, and resources to improve and support both their traditional and technological pedagogical efforts. Furthermore, such dynamic, interdisciplinary efforts also foster increased scholarly activity and greater success with research efforts and academic scholarship.
The Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to the continual enrichment of the culture of teaching and learning. It seeks to