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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


Janice Black

Critical Thinking Elements Map to Final Disciplinary Projects

Janice Black

Critical thinking has been touted as a goal of higher education for some time. Yet many see our students as graduating and not knowing how to think critically (Moore, 2016; Rains & Sechrest, 2018). I disagree. Students do learn ... Read more (p.1, pdf file)

Source Evaluation through Lateral Reading

Allison Faix

Misinformation (or “fake news”) creates a complex environment for finding reliable information, making student evaluation and use of online information more important than ever. Over the last 20 years… Read more (p.3, pdf file)

Allison Faix
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Contingency Instruction: Critical Thinking Module

CeTEAL Staff

This semester has been challenging for many faculty and students as we recover from Hurricane Florence. Faculty face the challenge of maintaining the quality and intensity of our course content, as we try to ... Read more (p.4, pdf file)

Implementing Critical Thinking in Your Classes

Jean Bennett

The word “critical” usually brings to mind a negative meaning due to our experience of being criticized by others. Webster’s Dictionary provides several definitions; the one to focus on, “exercising or involving careful ... Read more (p.4, pdf file)

Jean K. Bennett
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Instructional Coaching Program in Spring

CeTEAL Staff

Due to Hurricane Florence, this semester’s Instructional Coaching program was cancelled. Based on faculty request, we will be offering the program again during the spring semester. The Instructional Coaching ... Read more (p.2, pdf file)

Upcoming Sessions

December 17
Building Online Content for Contingency Instruction (1-day workshop)

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.    Kearns 210 | For more info »

December 18
Office365: Five Things You Can Do With Microsoft OneDrive

9 - 9:50 a.m.    Kearns 210 | For more info »

Low Stress Method for Making Narrated PowerPoint Lectures

10 - 10:50 a.m.    Kearns 210 | For more info »

Microsoft Sway: Easily Creating Online Content

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

Echo360 Crash Course

1 - 1:50 p.m.    Kearns 210 | For more info »

Weebly: The Multipurpose Website Builder for any Discipline

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

Office 365: Skype for Business

3 - 3:50 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.