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Thinking hard on a Friday? You betcha!


The Fall Critical Thinking Institute for Teaching and Learning, held on Fri. Oct 5th, covered how to include critical thinking in all of our classes.

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Can higher ed live without term papers?


In the latest edition of Campus Technology, Judith V. Boettcher offers a provoking yet practical piece that gives pause.  In Evidence of Learning Online:  Assessment beyond the Paper, Boettcher encourages faculty to explore alternatives to the anxiety- producing and plagiarism-ridded term paper.  A long-time distance learning expert currently at the University of Florida, Boettcher […]

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February update

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Welcome to the CETL website and blog!  Please make sure this site is one that you visit frequently to stay abreast of CETL events and opportunities.  The past six weeks have been busy ones, and we’re pleased to announce that CETL is off the ground and moving forward at a rapid pace.  One of our first initiatives is to implement […]

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What’s new with CETL?


Dr. Joseph Smiley and I are chairing the committee that has undertaken the initiative of creating a Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning here at St. Petersburg College. The goals of the committee are to provide full time and adjunct faculty professional development in teaching, assessing, and critical thinking. That committee is comprised of […]

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