Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

About Us

The Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) fosters collaborations among faculty and with students to build a scholarly community around issues of learning and teaching. At WCU, we prioritize teaching, and CELT's mission builds directly on this focus. CELT aims to improve learning and teaching to the benefit of the entire WCU community. We want to help you identify engaging and innovative ways to improve your own teaching, so that teachers and students both have opportunities to maximize learning.

Funding Opportunity

The CELT Professional Development Award Application for 2021-2022 is available, due Feb 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm, for projects that enhance student engagement, curricular and assessment innovations that improve student learning, and projects that create a ā€œJā€ course designation, or integrate the issues of race, disability, gender, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and international concerns into new or existing curriculum. CELT seeks to promote a variety of teaching and learning strategies that actively engage students and that will result in improved student learning as part of the new strategic plan. Annually CELT will award up to five development grants for up to $2,000.

2020-2021 Committee Members

Faculty Associate: Janneken Smucker.


Megan Heckert


Paul Sylvester


Committee Members: Sendy Alcidonis, Maria Cabrera, Ann Colgan, Patricia Davidson, Dara Dirhan, Laura Fiorenza, Megan Heckert, Vipanchi Mishra, Meg Niiler, Dawn Patterson, Christopher Roemmele, Alessandra Sarcona, Esther Smidt, Paul Sylvester, Jacqueline Zalewski.

CELT Committee Meetings

Weds., Feb 10 3:00-4:00
Weds. March 10 3:00-4:00
Weds. April 7 3:00-4:00

This will be our Zoom link for all the CELT dates above:

**This committee has several ad-hoc positions. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact   

Faculty Associate



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