Teaching and Learning

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Located in Addlestone Library, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides support for holistic development for faculty and staff by connecting teaching and learning opportunities from across campus. Visit the CETL Hub (CofC login required) for a list of upcoming events, workshops, and resources. 

Professional Learning Clubs (PLC)

A Professional Learning Club is a faculty-led group that meets to collaboratively reflect on and improve their teaching practices and is hosted by TLT.  It involves examining the relationship between teaching practices and student outcomes and then evaluating those practices using the students’ work.  These learning clubs will consist of 4-6 faculty who will take the year to explore, implement, and reflect on specific, empirically-grounded instructional strategies.

Applications for 2021-2022 PLC membership are open. 

Resilient Teaching and Learning

Complete with a hybrid course checklist for before, during and after the course; a database of open education, multimedia and technology resources for courses; and a list of the various social-distancing classroom capacities across campus – not to mention an ever-growing number of tutorials on everything from modifying a syllabus for hybrid courses to creating an engaging final week – the website takes a comprehensive approach to preparing CofC faculty for the unplanned. Find out more about the Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate Virtual Conference sessions, including how to access recordings of them for free.

Instructional Support from the Libraries

Librarians and archivists are available to provide information literacy instruction synchronously via Zoom or asynchronously via video tutorial.

Library subject liaisons can also create instructional course guides which can be posted in OAKS.

Online Education Readiness Course & Support

Visit https://online.cofc.edu/faculty-training-resources/index.php for resources available to faculty for online education.

The Online Readiness Course is a seven-week, fully online, professional development opportunity. Guided by experienced faculty mentors. You will learn best practices in online teaching and course design develop every aspect of your course—syllabus, communication strategies, learning outcomes, course pathway, activities and assessments, and content delivery. Visit Online Education Readiness Course to learn more and apply.

Teaching Technology Observations

IT's Teaching and Learning Team (TLT) is available to sit in on one or more of your classes and conduct observations that you can use to reflect on and possibly improve your teaching technology. TLT is also available to review your OAKS course for your online teaching. Visit https://tlt.cofc.edu/teaching-and-course-observations/ or discuss with your instructional technologist.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Small Grants Program

The Committee for Innovative Teaching and Learning in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, with support from the Office of the Provost, is soliciting proposals for small grants aimed at supporting innovative teaching at the College of Charleston. All continuing roster and adjunct faculty are eligible for the program. No faculty member will receive more than one grant per academic year. The maximum grant amount for this program is typically $1,500 in a single academic year, per faculty member. The minimum grant will be $500. Faculty receiving grants are expected to provide a final report following the grant period. Faculty who have received grant funds in the past must include a final report for that project with any subsequent application.