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Welcome to CeTEAL

Center for Teaching Excellence to Advance Learning

CeTEAL is your center, and we exist to help you improve your instruction, scholarship, distance learning, and leadership and service skills while integrating technology.

To see the list of sessions you have registered to attend, go to My CeTEAL and login. If you have any questions please let us know by emailing


 Ina Seethaler

Feminist Pedagogy Empowers Students

Ina Seethaler

Feminist pedagogy strives to create a nonhierarchical, nonjudgmental, collaborative classroom. It comes out of the liberation pedagogy movement and acknowledges that education is often complicit in teaching students to...(continued on p.1, pdf file)

Embracing Diversity by Building Community

Susan Foley

On a visit to Brookgreen Gardens, I was asked what type of classes I taught. I replied that I taught diversity in schools. A man overhearing the conversation loudly exclaimed, “Diversity. I HATE that word...(continued on p.3, pdf file)

Susan Foley
Matthew Tyler

Five Things Students Want You to Know

Matthew Tyler

Students do not always feel comfortable communicating their academic needs to faculty. After speaking with students on campus and considering my own experiences as a student, I would like to share...(continued on p.5, pdf file)

Move Beyond ‘Average’ Learning with UDL

Jean Bennett

When you hear the words Universal Design for Learning (UDL), what is your first thought? Hold on to that thought and consider the background of “Universal Design” (UD), a term coined by UD’s architect... (continued on p.4, pdf file)

Jean Bennett
 Lisa Winters

Instructional Coaching Encourages Reflection

Lisa Winters

As a student-centered institution, CCU places great emphasis on high- quality teaching. CeTEAL offers a variety of resources to assist faculty with teaching effectiveness, but the services and trainings that have been...(continued on p.1, pdf file)

Engaging Students in the Semiotics of Culture

Jose Sanjines

Perhaps it shouldn’t have surprised me that semiotics (the science that studies signs, sign systems and sign processes) would turn out to be an ideal subject for an online class. After all the very nature of online... (continued on p.4, pdf file)

Jose Sanjines

Upcoming Sessions


Organizing a Distance Learning Course (for Beginners)

3 - 4:15 p.m.    Kearns 210 | For more info »


Summer Book Club: Paying the Price

9 - 11 a.m.   TBD | For more info »

How to Write Student Learning Outcomes

11 - 11:50 a.m.    Kearns 210 | For more info »


Using Exam Wrappers and Assignment Wrappers to Promote Student Reflection

2 - 2:50 p.m.    Kearns 210 | For more info »


Coastal Carolina University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you have accommodation needs for CeTEAL sessions, please contact us at as soon as possible. Advance notice is requested to ensure reasonable support services are in place when the session begins.