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Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching

CELT is committed to fulfill its mission:

Through collaboration with other university entities and serving as a nexus of information, CELT provides services and programs for faculty to encourage engagement in the Tulane community through exploration of pedagogy, participation in interdisciplinary dialogues, and formation of support networks. In addition, CELT assists faculty in providing students with opportunities to participate in engaged learning experiences that complement their career and academic goals.

May 31 Newsletter

Check out our latest Faculty Newsletter to hear about the changes to CELT, funding opportunities, and upcoming events.

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2018-2019 Year in Review

Check out CELT's 2018-2019 Year in Review!

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2017 Teaching Award recipients at graduation
Faculty Experts on Twitter

Want to know what Tulane's faculty is up to? Check out they're up to on Twitter.

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Sparking Success: A Faculty Development Conference

"Save the Date" Sparking Success: A Faculty Development Conference January, 7 & 8, 2020!

If you are interested in presenting at the 2020 Sparking Success conferences please complete the Call for Proposals no later than September 30.

(This conference is open to all faculty, and graduate students. Not limited to the Tulane Community. Feel free to invite colleagues from other universities.) 

In case you missed the inaugural Sparking Success: A Faculty Development Conference, January 10 - 11, 2019, in New Orleans, LA. Here is a look at this years program.


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"Since  CELT came into existence, there has been a much stronger sense among students and faculty that teaching matters at Tulane."

"CELT Provided confidence to try new techniques from information provided and having better expectations from hearing  'war stories' from other faculty.  Books, both via book club and lending library, were also very helpful in gaining ideas to be a stronger teacher and stepping back to take in a wider prospective from a  pool of experts."

"CELT is one of many factors that has helped me adjust my teaching toward a more active, participatory format. This includes think-pair-share and other activities to get students more involved."

"CELT provided more ideas for hands-on activities for students, which keeps them more engaged in classroom learning."

"I rely less on lectures and have made my classes much more 'student-centered' (a term I learned from CELT).  This has made it more fun to teach and I also feel that it has helped me at least partially address the problem of teaching students with different backgrounds and different levels of interest in the subject."

"Receiving funding enabled me to have guest speakers and other activities that I could incorporate into my syllabus  and thereby expand the students' experiences as well as elaborate further on certain subjects."