CEETL Faculty Development Programs


Open Classrooms: Teaching as a Specta(c)tor Sport

Open Classrooms: Teaching as a Specta(c)tor Sport is an opportunity for faculty to learn more about their own teaching and learning by either hosting or visiting colleagues to observe teaching practices using a non-evaluative frame. CEETL hopes to encourage more public discourse about teaching and learning by inspiring faculty to discover and celebrate the extraordinary in the ordinary and the revelatory in the mundane. The only rules for participating are that you host visitors or enter classrooms with an open attitude and a commitment to learn from your experience. Faculty may elect to open classes to one or more visitors during the week of April 2-7, 2018. Participants are invited to an ice cream social the following week on April 9th from 3-5pm in CEETL (LIB 242) to informally share their experiences with each other. Please click this link to sign up to visit a class.


CEETL workshops are active, participatory, and engaging ways for faculty to learn about, practice, and reflect on their teaching. Available on a variety of learning and teaching topics, workshops may be hosted in department or college spaces or in CEETL (LIB 242) and are open to all instructional faculty members, though space is limited and priority is given to faculty in hosting departments. If you would like to host a workshop in your department, please contact ceetl@sfsu.edu.

Happy Hour Workshops

Please join us during the month of April for our Happy Hour Workshop Series: join us for convivial imbibing and learning about and reflecting on your teaching! Wine, Beer, Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Snacks Provided!

Here are the dates and topics for these late afternoon (4:00-5:30) workshops, held in CEETL, LIB 242:

Wednesday, 4/18, 4:00-5:30, LIB 242: Transforming Grading: Rethinking What and How We Grade

Thursday 4/26, 4:00-5:30, LIB 242: Avoiding Secondary Trauma from Student Disclosures

Monday 4/30, 4:00-5:30, LIB 242: Order Matters: Becoming Metacognitive about Teaching Choices

Wednesday, 5/9, 4:00-5:30, LIB 242: Using Creativity to Promote Rigorous and Engaged Student Learning

Click on the individual links above to register! 

Reading and Discussion Groups: 2017-2018 Year of Conversation

CEETL has partnered with the Academic Senate and Office of the Provost to facilitate and host several reading and discussion groups within the context of the AY 2017-2018 Year of Conversation Initiative. Please visit the Year of Conversation website to see the full list of groups and to register to participate.

CEETL Open Hours

CEETL Open Hours are hosted by members of the CEETL team. During these hours, CEETL (LIB 242) will be open and available for faculty to drop in to have a conversation about teaching with a CEETL Fellow or Ambassador, to grab a snack and a cup of tea, to have some quiet work time or to peruse some books and resources about teaching and learning. Open hours will be listed on the calendar.

Brown Bag Art Hours

CEETL sponsors a brown bag art hour each week. During these hours, all faculty and staff members are invited to bring their lunch and to make art (draw, color, knit, write) as we forge community and foster a sense of well-being. See the calendar for the full schedule.

Summer Institute 

CEETL is pleased to partner with the Science Education Partnership & Assessment Laboratory (SEPAL) to offer limited spaces to SF State Faculty from all disciplines to participate in their popular SEPAL Teaching Summer Institute. More information is coming soon!