The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) offers programs and services to enhance the quality of education at Clark University. These programs are designed to serve faculty and PhD students, are created in response to faculty-identified needs, and are guided by the CETL Steering Committee. The CETL website also serves as a resource for information related to pedagogy and the learning sciences.

What's new or coming up at CETL?


September 2015

Sept. 10, 2015

Tips for Making Classes More Accessible

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) presents: TIPS FOR MAKING CLASSES MORE ACCESSIBLE THU. Sept. 10, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Grace Conference Room


Emily Tarconish, Director of SAS, & a panel of students will discuss:

* How disabilities may manifest in class/on campus
* Students ' experiences about what’s helped (and what hasn’t)
* Principles of Universal Design
* Accommodations & assistive tech
* How SAS can help


August 2015

August 21, 2015

Former/Current TAs share their wisdom with incoming TAs

Fall 2015 TA Orientation Training Workshop

Hosted in Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center
9:00 -9:15am: Sign-in and refreshments
9:15 -9:30am: Welcome and Introduction to Teaching at Clark
9:30 -10:00am: Being a TA: Ethical and Legal Responsibilities (Marianne Sarkis, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning)
10:00 -10:15am: BREAK (Light refreshments will be served)
10:15 -10:30am: Working with Students Accessibility Services [download information material]
10:30am -11:30am: What Does It Mean to be a TA at Clark (panel: faculty +TA pairs with Q&A to follow)
11:30 -11:45am: TA Evaluation at Clark
11:45 -12:00pm: Evaluation and Close

To download orientation material, please go to:

It's hard to think that the summer is over, and that another academic year is upon us.

Last year, we had a year full of events related to teaching and learning at Clark University. Our events topics ranged from preventing cheating in the classroom, mentoring, teaching First Year Intensives, and diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Our successfull attendance to all the CETL events taught us that faculty at Clark would like to see more events

To help us plan for this year's events, we would like to solicit from the faculty and TAs ideas for workshops and/or conversations about teaching and learning excellence. If you would like to hold a workshop on a topic dear to your heart and/or have ideas for something that you would like to learn more about, please let us know! You can email us at

In the meantime, we wish you a successful and rewarding academic year, and look forward to seeing you at one of our events!