About Us

The Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) helps faculty identify engaging and innovative ways to improve their teaching practices resulting in improved student learning.

Funding Opportunity

The CELT Professional Development Award Application for 2023-2024 is available, due February 10, 2023 by 11:59pm, for projects that support cutting edge project to improve student learning. These funds are to encourage the implementation of new and innovative projects that would not be possible without this financial support. Up to four projects will be selected for funds up to $2,000 per project. 

2023-2024 Committee Members

Faculty Associate: Janneken Smucker


Dawn Patterson


Paul Sylvester


Committee Members:
Eric Sweet
Megan Heckert
Laura Fiorenza
Dara Dirhan
Esther Smidt
David Thomas
Janneken Smucker (Ex-officio)
Patricia Davidson
Paul Sylvester
Maria Cabrera-Puche
Christopher Roemmele
Dawn Patterson
Jenn Raskausas (on leave)
Alessandra (Sandy) Sarcona

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

Faculty Associate


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