Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Cultivating communities of inquiry, practice, and scholarship

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is the comprehensive collaborative hub for the College of Charleston dedicated to providing holistic support and leadership for continued faculty development in teaching and learning attentive to work-life well-being across all stages of an academic career.

CETL partners with faculty, administrators, divisions, and staff to develop, implement, and assess teaching and learning that advance the goals of the College’s strategic plan.

To that end, CETL offers programs for professional growth for faculty, including one-on-one consultations and academic coaching, as well as small group learning communities, seminars, workshops, presentations across campus, writers and/or course (re)design retreats, online education training, and resources on a variety of topics for promoting inclusive teaching effectiveness; scholarship, creative endeavors, and professional development; incorporating technology into curricula; and service. All CETL programs and services are confidential, voluntary, and formative. 


  • To support faculty’s development in teaching and learning across the academic career
  • To promote instructional excellence to benefit student success  
  • To support and highlight innovative instructional practices 
  • To cultivate inclusive curricula and classroom climate  
  • To support self-assessment, critical reflection, and goal setting for personal and professional growth 
  • To advance the scholarship of teaching and learning 
  • To support wellness and well-being within academia
  • To build community and encourage collaboration among faculty 
  • To foster a culture of curiosity about learning as it relates to teaching, research, mentorship/advising, and service

A hub for inquiry and collaboration

Located in Addlestone Library, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides support for holistic faculty development by connecting teaching and learning opportunities from across campus.  

For more information on CETL offerings and the CETL calendar, visit the CETL Hub (College of Charleston credentials required)

Connect to the CETL Hub