The Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) provides pedagogy workshops and seminars, book clubs, one-on-one consultations, a lending library, and assistance with teaching portfolios to faculty. 

Faculty, includes full time, part time, tenure and non-tenure track positions, grad teaching assistants, and adjuncts who are currently or will be teaching at the wide range of campus locations and programs.  

The proposed programs listed below are subject to change to reflect the needs and desires of Tulane’s faculty.     

Teach Anywhere Office Hours

CELT, in partnership with IT’s Innovative Learning Center (ILC), are hosting in person Classroom Demonstrations next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The purpose of these trainings is to familiarize faculty and staff with Tulane’s technology enhanced learning spaces. For more info, please visit the Teach Anywhere toolkit.

Teach Anywhere Office Hours
These are open office hours for faculty to meet with the CELT and ILC staff.  We will be holding consulting hours for you to drop in online and work with us directly on your course content. 

Summer 2023 Office Hours | Mondays | 12PM - 1PM  | via ZOOM
May 22 - August 4


Brown Bags/Workshops

CELT Workshops are held frequently throughout the semester on a variety of topics of interest to faculty and/or anyone engaged in the classroom. Essentially informal conversations, these workshops are led by a member of the Tulane community on a topic of their choice. This is an opportunity for faculty at all ranks, from, adjunct to full professor, as well as graduate students, postdocs, and staff who are interested to meet and talk about teaching and showcase the innovative work they’re doing in their classes, with the aim of improving the classroom experience for students. Major workshop themes include pedagogy, mentorship, diversity, technology, faculty wellness, and HR topics. Workshops are among CELT’s most popular and well-attended programs.

Faculty Bookclub

The CELT Faculty Book Club provides 10 educators, from across departments and schools, the opportunity to read and discuss books on a variety of pedagogy and learning theory topics. Conversations range from the macro level, how to improve the academy, to more micro topics relating to each participant’s individual class. Most importantly, the book club creates a structure in which participants can talk about teaching in a supportive environment around a common theme. The book club meets twice per semester, usually on campus. CELT purchases the books for all members. 

Fall 2023 Book Club TBA


Faculty Grading Break

At the end of each semester CELT hosts Faculty Grading Breaks to reward you for all your hard work. Past events have featured crepes and gelletes from Crepes Rendezvous, wine or champagne, and massage chairs. They are a great way to socialize, eat, and relax during the often stressful grading period at the end of the semester.

Fall Grading Break TBA


Think, Design, Make

CELT hosts annual Think, Design, Make workshops in partnership with the Scot Ackerman MakerSpace to bring faculty a 2 day creative workshop to introduce the MakerSpace on Tulane's uptown campus and design-thinking skills that can be used inside and outside the classroom.

Apply to Think, Design, Make

  • Tuesday, August 8th | 9AM - 3PM
    • Mandatory training for the MakerSpace and a Design Thinking presentation by the Taylor Center
  • Wednesday - Thursday, August 9th + 10th | 9AM - 1PM
    • MakerSpace demonstration and training.

Scot Ackerman MakerSpace Presentation(s): Introduction to the MakerSpace, Making Things, 2D Design, 3D Design

Phyllis M Taylor Center for Social Innovation & Design Thinking Presentation: Unlocking Imagination with Design Thinking Practices

Faculty Learning Communities

Faculty Learning Communities are groups of 4 to 12 faculty members, engaged in a collaborative year-long study of a pedagogy, teaching-related, or leadership theme, held at least monthly.
The purpose of FLCs is to provide faculty with the opportunity to study a pedagogy related topic, in-depth & in a small cohort, foster interdisciplinary communication, and to produce materials (guides, workshops, scholarly articles) that can be helpful to the larger community. 

AY: 2021-2022 Faculty Learning Communities:
Modified and Adaptive Language Pedagogy 
Data Visualization across Disciplines

AY: 2019-2020 Faculty Learning Communities:
Inclusive Excellence: How Do We Evaluate Teaching Effectiveness and Inclusion
Digital Textbook Working Group
Applying Design Thinking Across Teaching and Learning in Multiple Disciplines

AY: 2018-2019  Faculty Learning Communities:
Critical Service Learning
Difficult Dialogues 
Teaching Large Classes 
What Predicts Success in Struggling Students


Inclusive & Equitable Course (Re)Design Institute

This week-long, in-person institute provides faculty from across a variety of disciplines with knowledge, resources, and support to (re)design a course infused with inclusive and equitable pedagogy principles. This institute is offered during the summer to full time faculty. 

CELT Summer 2023 (Re)Design Institute is full.


Universal Design for Learning Academy

Are you curious about ways of thinking about teaching and learning that helps give all students an equal opportunity to succeed? Incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into the design of your class is the solution.

CELT Summer 2023 UDL Academy
Monday - Wednesday, July 10th - 12th, 2023

Submit Application

5-Minute Teaching/Research Collaborations

Imagine speed dating, but instead of romantic hopefuls sitting across from each other at small tables, picture Tulane professors, eager to join forces, interested in the development of an innovative, interdisciplinary class. This workshop brings together professors hailing from many different fields of study. Each round, two professors, paired randomly, sit down for 8 minutes and develop a class or paper they could work on together. After four or five rounds, the group then votes on the most creative idea and the most actionable idea.

Previously, one of the winning titles, from Architecture and Neuroscience was “Architecture in Sickness & Health:  Hospitals, Prisons, and Schools.”  Another, from Art History and Cellular Biology was “Imagining and Imaging Mutants through Natural History Illustrations.”

5-Minute Research Collaboration Fall 2019 Prize Winners: 

Sean Knowlton (Howard-Tilton Memorial Library) Most Doable

Kathleen Ferris (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) Most Doable

Nicholas Mattei (Computer Science) Most Creative

Mary Glavan (English) Most Creative

Sparking Success: A Faculty Development Conference

AY 2023-2024 Sparking Success details to be announced soon.

Save- the- Date
Wednesday and Thursday, January 10th & 11th, 2024