Teaching New & Newly Returning Students

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Teaching New & Newly Returning Students (TNRS) offers resources, teaching strategies and collegial discussions to support the persistence and academic success of all students.

With the understanding that fall 2021 will see our first-year, second-year and transfer students coming to campus for the first time, and our remaining students returning after an extended period of remote instruction, participants will develop and expand strategies to:

  • Promote feelings of inclusion, belonging and community in academic settings; 
  • Recognize and respond to the lived experience of the faculty, students and staff; 
  • Facilitate learning and positive academic identity development; and 
  • Apply pedagogies of care to support ongoing health and wellness. 

The courses in this certificate program represent what we call a Slice of PIE. Each Slice of PIE addresses one of our three main curricular components — foundational knowledge, specialized knowledge and peer learning community. Once you participate and complete all three courses — Slices of PIE — in this program, you will receive the TTTT PIE Certificate! 

This course is offered as an open resource. 

Stipends for faculty completion of CEETL course offerings were made possible through one-time emergency federal funding (CARES and HEERF) for COVID-19. This funding source has now concluded as of 4/25/22. CEETL courses remain available as open resources for the campus community, though stipends for completion will no longer be awarded.


Learn more and register for additional TTTT Certificate courses

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What is Teaching Through Transitions?

Leverage your asynchronous course backbone to create flexible, manageable and disruption-proof courses in any learning mode. The Teaching Through Transitions course offers resources, activities and discussions to help faculty prepare teaching mindsets for a transitional year. The course is fully online, self-paced and asynchronous.

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What is an Online Teaching Squares?

Faculty join three other teaching colleagues, usually from across disciplines, to form a supportive, non-evaluative “Teaching Square” to share inclusive teaching practices and learn and support one another throughout the fall semester. You can join a self-organized or CEETL-organized "Teaching Square' group. 

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