Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) is just that – a group dedicated to empowering our faculty with the resources and support necessary to create a truly student-centered learning environment (that means one that’s all about YOU). CETL helps faculty investigate ways to inspire learning, to implement innovative teaching programs and technologies, to enhance their research and scholarship as contributors to the academic community, and to use reflection and self-evaluation as tools for personal and professional growth. In short, LIFE professors aren’t just teachers, they’re lifelong learners.

Specific Aims:

  1. To provide on-going mentoring and development in scholarship of teaching and learning trhough workshops and interactive learning environments.
  2. To provide a basis to advance instructional development through mentoring, peer-coaching, teaching improvement workshops and consultation.
  3. To prepare effective leaders who understand formal and informal leadership styles.
  4. To promote the acquisition of instructional technology tools.  To provide training and support to prepare faculty to use available technology in the presentation of their instruction and research.
  5. To create an effective institutional climate that values and rewards education and research, fosters continual learning, commits resources to faculty development programs, and formulates policies and procedures that shape educational excellence and guide faculty behaviors.

Resources for faculty development, including current programs, grant request applications and information can be found on the Blackboard course "Faculty Development eCenter, FD 101."  This course is maintained by the Faculty Development Committee.

CETL Events
CETL Calendar
CETL Spotlight
CETL Newsletter - Fall 2013 Edition

The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Learning Resources Center
(770) 794-3050
Center Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
After Hours - Obtain Key from the library front desk (must show LIFE Faculty ID)
To reserve the CETL Lab or the Faculty Atrium, check the Outlook Calendar for availability, then:
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CETL Staff

Dr. Kathryn Hoiriis, Director
(770) 426-2639, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dr. Alena Coleman, Course Designer
(678) 331-4428, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Joanna Harvey, QEP Administrative & Technology Assistant
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Faculty Development Committee (FDC)

Meetings are Thursdays of Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 in the CETL at 11:05 a.m.

Dr. Ed Billmire, Committee Chair
Professor, College of Undergaduate Studies - Natural Sciences
(770) 426-2733 x1101, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dr. Deloss Brubaker, Faculty Representative
College of Graduate Studies & Research - Department Head, Sport Health Science
(770) 426-2771 x1471, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sandy Everage, Faculty Representative
College of Chiropractic - Department Head & Assistant Professor, Clinical Science
(770) 426-2670, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sandy Pannell, Faculty Representative
College of Chiropractic - Assistant Professor, Clinical Science
(770) 426-2672, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dr. Michael Headlee, Faculty Representative
Center for Health & Optimum Performance - Faculty Clinician
(770) 426-2931, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Karen Preston, Staff Representative
Library - Electronic Resources
(770) 426-2688 x2690, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dr. Morris Braum, Faculty Representative
Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs
(770) 426-2704, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dr. Kathryn Hoiriis, Ex-Officio Committee Member
CETL Director, College of Chiropractic - Professor, Chiropractic Sciences
(770) 426-2639, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The CETL works closely with the Library and the Office of Sponsored Research & Scholarly Activity (OSRSA).