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CETL Programs


A career in teaching takes not only discipline knowledge, but consistently growing and gaining a greater understanding of pedagogy (approach to teaching) and andragogy (adult learning). New Faculty Academy's focus is ensuring that in your first year of teaching you can build your first professional development foundation at Pikes Peak

All new faculty attend the one-year academy that focuses on pedagogy, PPSC students, and campus resources. Faculty attend trainings, read about, and gain a greater understanding of teaching in the higher education classroom whether they are in person, online (asynchronously), remote (synchronously), hybrid, and hyflex settings.

Interior of Centennial Campus
Orientation Fall 2023


The first step and introduction to our campus community, CETL’s orientation will connect you to your division, provide an overview of the campus, and direct you toward the important resources to support you in your teaching. The orientation agenda includes the following:

  • Meet campus leadership
  • Begin networking at the college
  • Learn about Desire2Learn (D2L)
  • Explore CETL’s programs
  • Tour a classroom and learn how to log in/use the system
  • Ask your questions
Fall orientation is held during the evening at the Centennial Campus. Spring orientation is held during the morning at the Rampart Range Campus. Invitations and agenda for orientation are sent by the CETL New Faculty and Instructor Orientation coordinator.

Questions about an upcoming orientation? Send an e-mail to cetl@pikespeak.edu



Technology has long been a part of our lives and learning how to use it well makes our work as educators streamlined and efficient. CETL offers support for teaching technology in the classroom, which includes software and teaching remote and hyflex courses.

PPSC uses Office 365 that includes apps such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint, and OneNote. These programs can help to support your teaching, streamline projects, organize department shells, store data, and much more! 

Remote and hyflex courses at Pikes Peak are structured to have the instructor and students are in a web conference environment such as Zoom or WebEx (and the classroom in hyflex) synchronously. A highly inclusive and interactive environment is important for any classroom, including those run in this virtual environment. Trainings focus on both the classroom technology and important approach to teaching inclusively in this structure. 

If your program is seeking to grow in this area, CETL is here with technology training and best pedagogical practices for these course types!


  • Learn about best practices with Office 365 in your classes and work
  • Try out new classroom tools for polling, quizzes, and activities
  • Request access to the Remote/Hyflex Launchpad with multiple units to train, guide, and update you on the latest technology and teaching tips. Become hyflex certified by attending a hyflex training offered once each semester
CETL offers technology trainings for divisions, departments, and one-on-one. Request one today by sending an e-mail to cetl@pikespeak.edu
Centennial Campus
Faculty and instructors Attending a Workshop

CETL offers High Impact Practices workshops throughout the semester, which include sessions on:

  • Service-Learning
    • Learn about community partners
    • How to develop a service-learning project
    • Creating "choose your own adventure" projects
  • Writing-Intensive Courses
    • What is writing-intensive? 
    • How do we prepare students for this style of learning?
  • Diversity/Global Learning
    • Understanding your disaggregated course data
    • Thinking critically and globally about curriculum
  • Collaborative Assignments and Projects
    • How are these different from everyday group work?
    • The process of building a meaningful collaborative project.
    • What are some of the challenges related to collaborative project at PPSC?  

CETL understands that one size does NOT fit all when it comes to Professional Development. The PAGE program was specifically designed with part-time instructors in mind. We all have different needs, interests, academic disciplines, and ideas about teaching. This means that you choose: 

  • The professional development opportunities/workshop.
  • What takeaway you will use for reflection.
  • The ways to implement what you learned into your PPSC classroom.
  • How to assess the effectiveness/success of the implemented idea.
Throughout the academic year, CETL offers a variety of workshops to help meet your professional development goals. After you attend a workshop, try something new in your teaching. We recommend making small changes, measuring them, then reflecting on that process.
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