The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (FCETL) is dedicated to building a learning-centered community, and to improving student learning by supporting faculty in ways that make teaching a more satisfying, and productive activity. This is done by coordinating, consolidating, enhancing, and expanding existing faculty development services at Stanislaus State. The center:
- Provides practical advice on the integration of innovative pedagogies designed to improve instruction.
- Finds ways to support and encourage research, scholarship, and creative activities, as well as other related professional development activities.
- Assists faculty interested in integrating instructional technology to improve their teaching.
- Works to create a collegial environment of shared purpose and mutual support, and to cultivate a conversation about teaching and learning on campus.
"The primary mission of the Stan State Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is to support faculty in their roles as teacher, learners, scholars, and members of the university and wider community as a means of enhancing student learning. Enhancement of faculty skills, professional fulfillment, and promotion of collegiality and a sense of campus community are integral to this mission. Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning staff take a visionary role, to promote the spirit of innovation and collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and administrators at Stanislaus State. Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning services are available to all university faculty at all stages of their professional careers, as well as student teaching assistants." Academic Senate 16/AS/97
The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (FCETL) is a vibrant, high-profile, easily accessible facility combining a variety of current faculty support offices in a location where faculty can meet to get to know each other, discuss issues of mutual concern, discover faculty development resources, and experiment with instructional technology.