CETL
Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning

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In early 2010, a subcommittee chaired by Dr. Joseph Smiley and Earl Fratus, and consisting of over 30 faculty and administrative representatives, was created under the SPC Educational Oversight Group.

The members of this subcommittee established the CETL mission, goals, and proposed content as well as a relative time line for implementation and a proposed budget.

Numerous committee and subcommittee meetings were held during spring and summer, 2010, culminating in the official establishment of the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL) and its initial web presence in August, 2010. Election of the CETL Faculty Board of Directors took place in early September, along with the election of a three-member faculty Transition Team to develop the focus areas of web presence, mentoring, and professional development.

The Faculty Board of Directors developed the job description for the Lead Faculty Associate and began the advertising process in early November. A Lead Faculty Associate was selected along with six Faculty Associates; they began their terms of service in January, 2011.

 

CETL has grown and changed with the College without loosing it's core mission and values. The current CETL structure includes the Academic Director for CETL, five CETL Faculty Associates, the CETL Board of Directors, and the CETL Advisory Board.

CETL offers a diverse spectrum of opportunities for SPC Faculty including training days, mentoring opportunities, workshops, online self-paced trainings, and webinars. We also collaborate with others in our College community to bring you training including the Online Learning and Services Team and Accessibility Services. Click on the Faculty Development tab above to begin exploring what CETL has to offer.

Mission:

The mission of the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is to promote and facilitate student learning to the greatest extent possible through research-based professional development opportunities focused on continual improvement of pedagogy, scholarship, and creative endeavors. CETL provides support and recognition of faculty who strive for excellence in teaching, learning, and assessing students in furtherance of student success at SPC.

CETL Goals:

  • To provide a vision of teaching and learning at SPC
  • To develop and support a standard of excellence for college-wide pedagogical competencies
  • To encourage faculty to continually strive for excellence in the teaching, learning and assessment process
  • To serve as an incubator for innovative teaching and learning strategies
  • To facilitate sharing and enhancing best practices
  • To provide mentoring opportunities and resources for all faculty

CETL Board Members

Name

Department

Campus

Office

Phone

Banks.Ian Banks, Ian** Paralegal Studies Clearwater CL SS 175 (727) 791-2483
Bennett.Rachel Bennett, Rachel Director CETL College-wide CL BT 107 (727) 791-2656
Estlund.Amber Estlund, Amber Communications Seminole SE LI 260 (727) 341-7108
Fitzgerald.David Fitzgerald.David Speech Letters Downtown/Midtown SP LA 202 (727) 341-4736
Gomez.Sara Gomez, Sara Social Science Tarpon Springs TS LY 251 (727) 712-5455
Gorham.Tricia Gorham, Tricia Veterinary Technology Veterinary Nursing Center VT 125 (727) 302-6733
Jackson.Kimberly Jackson, Kimberly Social Science Downtown/Midtown MT JC 307 (727) 398-8286
Martinez.Christopher Martinez, Christopher*** Humanities Tarpon Springs TS LY 137 (727) 398-8229
Moriarty.Christian Moriarty, Christian* Ethics St. Petersburg/Gibbs SP EI 121 (727) 614-7265
Nousiainen.Robin Nousiainen, Robin Dental Hygiene Health Education Center HE 278 (727) 341-3755
Poling.Loretta Poling, Loretta Dental Hygiene Health Education Center HE 103F (727) 341-4111
VanAuken.Todd VanAuken,Todd Radiography Health Education Center HE 140B (727) 341-3684

* Faculty Chair

**  Faculty Vice-Chair

*** Adjunct Faculty

Membership

One Faculty Board of Directors Chair, one Vice-Chair, and eight faculty Board members with
  • Diverse representation of faculty from a variety of campuses and academic programs,
  • at least one representative of the baccalaureate program,
  • at least one representative of the associate of science program, and
  • at least TWO adjunct faculty members.
Participation on the CETL Board qualifies as a professional development opportunity for faculty evaluations.

CETL Membership Selection

For the initial selection of Faculty Board, the Faculty Governance Organization (FGO) solicited nominations and self-nominations for all CETL Faculty Board positions. A slate of nominations was selected in September, 2010, and recommended to the FGO president and the Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. The confirmed Board selected the first Faculty Board of Director Chair.

For subsequent board member selections, the CETL Faculty Board Chair and the CETL Director will work with the CETL board to solicit applications from all faculty college-wide for vacant CETL Board seats. The CETL Board will review all applicants and select new board members.

Length of Service

To maintain consistency of membership, the initial Board members will serve in either two-year or three-year commitments. After inception, the length of service will be in two-year staggered appointments in order to keep all Faculty Board Member appointments from ending at the same time.

CETL Faculty Board of Directors Chair Responsibilities (3 ECH Position*)

  • Assist CETL Director in:
    • establishing and evaluating a strategic plan for the CETL
    • establishing and evaluating an annual operational plan for the CETL
    • establishing and reviewing guidelines and criteria for faculty fellows (program to begin in the second year)
    • selecting on-site speakers
    • selecting topics and speakers for CETL workshops
    • providing monthly progress reports to the Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Serve as the CETL advocate in meetings as a proxy for the CETL Director
  • Bring forward to Faculty Board to review:
    • CETL guidelines and other official CETL documents
    • fellow applications
    • mini-grant applications
    • faculty travel opportunity applications
  • Assist the Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs in annually evaluating the CETL Director
  • Prepare agenda for monthly Faculty Board of Directors' meetings (fall and spring terms) as well as ad-hoc meetings as necessary
  • Ensure that monthly Faculty Board of Directors' meetings (fall and spring terms) are conducted with parliamentary procedures
  • Ensure Faculty Board of Directors monthly meeting (fall and spring terms) minutes are recorded and distributed
  • Serve as a liaison between the Faculty Board of Directors and the advisory committee which include members from various college support areas
  • Solicit input and feedback from respective faculty members to help further the mission of the CETL
  • Actively support the mission, goals, and philosophy of the CETL
* 3 ECH is per semester for the fall and spring terms.

CETL Faculty Board Member Responsibilities (Voluntary Position)

  • Participate in monthly Faculty Board of Directors meetings (fall and spring terms) as well as ad hoc meetings as necessary
  • Review and make recommendations to:
    • the CETL strategic plan
    • the annual operational plan
    • the guidelines and criteria for faculty fellows (program to begin in the second year)
    • the CETL guidelines and other official CETL documents
  • Review and recommend for approval:
    • faculty fellow applications
    • mini-grant applications
    • faculty travel opportunity applications
  • Solicit input and feedback from respective faculty members to help further the mission of the CETL
  • Actively support the mission, goals, and philosophy of the CETL
For a complete description of all nine articles, please consult the CETL Bylaws of Board PDF

CETL Faculty Associates

Name

CAC

Campus

Office

Phone

East.Carleah Carleah East Mental Health Awareness Lead St. Pete/Gibbs SP SA 323 (727) 341-4662
JohnsonLewis.Erika Johnson Lewis, Erika ARTS Clearwater CL CR 174 (727) 302-6438
Krueger.Amy Krueger, Amy WORKFORCE Health Education Center HE 103D (727) 341-3691
McAllister.Melissa McAllister,Melissa LIFE Tarpon Springs TS BB 120 (727) 712-5205
Simunac.Kristin Simunac, Kristin STEM Tarpon Springs LY-208 (727) 712-5813

CETL Faculty Associate Selection

The CETL Faculty Board of Directors (BOD) solicits and reviews applications from SPC faculty members with dean approval. The five CETL Faculty Associates report directly to the CETL Director and CETL BOD.

Length of Service and Compensation

Faculty Associates serve for a period of two academic years and receive 3 ECH (96 hours per semester = 6 hours a week over 16 weeks) at their supplemental pay rate for each semester served (fall and spring semesters). The CETL BOD will conduct a yearly review of associate activities and contributions.

CETL Faculty Associate Responsibilities

CETL Faculty Associates serve as the faculty point person and assist the Director in implementing CETL initiatives. This role supports the faculty professional development needs of each of SPC’s Career and Academic Communities. It is a unique way to be an innovator at SPC – bringing your knowledge and curiosity together to help others faculty grow. CETL Faculty Associates will be assigned to Career and Academic Communities as described below. Responsibilities include the following:
  • Promote CETL events to support, recognize and reward faculty development
    • Organize and facilitate a minimum of 6 CETL events each year.
    • Partner with ITech team and Online Learning & Services, QEP/ Ready, Set, Succeed!, Learning Resources, Human Resources Professional Development, Institutional Research and Academic Effectiveness, Accessibility Resources, Academic Advising, and International Programs as they align with the needs of the Associate’s assigned CACs.
    • Act as liaison with FGO and administrative leadership, e.g. deans, academic chairs, provosts, attend appropriate meetings, and share CETL updates regularly.
    • Attend campus and/or discipline adjunct orientation and support meetings.
    • Attend college-wide CETL events, workshops, and forums.
  • Adjunct Advisory Board participation.
  • College-Wide Advisory Board participation.
  • Attend new faculty cohort meetings.
  • Attend adjunct faculty development events.
  • Contribute to any revisions/updates needed for the CETL year 1 faculty cohort course, new adjunct orientation course, CETL website, and/or blog.
  • Bi-weekly meeting with Associates and CETL Director.
  • Assist the CETL Director in coordinating with deans, academic chairs, program directors, and instructors in charge to determine the needs of the Associate’s assigned Career and Academic Communities.
  • Participate in Ready, Set, Succeed! committee meetings and support Ready, Set, Succeed! initiatives.
  • Work an average of 6 hours per week (for a total of 96 hours per semester) completing the above described activities.
Associates will not be responsible for:
    • Milestone tracking or data collection as part of the CACs.
    • Community events organized by the TRIAD or as part of the CAC Week(s).
    • Coordinating with advisors on events or training related to CACs (not excluded. from coordinating with advisors for other professional development purposes).
For a complete description of all nine articles, please consult the CETL Bylaws of Committee PDF

For general inquiries, please e-mail or call us at:

cetl@spcollege.edu

(727) 791-2750

 

CETL Directory:

Rachel Bennett, CETL Director: bennett.rachel@spcollege.edu (727) 791-2656

Alex Simpkins, CETL Senior Administrative Specialist: simpkins.alex@spcollege.edu (727) 791-2750

Marco Capobianco, CETL Technology Support Specialist: capobianco.marco@spcollege.edu (727) 302-6484

George Lloyd, CETL Instructional Designer/Technologist: lloyd.george@spcollege.edu (727) 614-7230

 

Location:

St. Petersburg College

2465 Drew Street

BT 107

Clearwater, FL 33765