Professional Development Week (PDW) is the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning's
(CETL) pre-semester conference. Faculty, instructors, and staff are invited to join
us to learn more about our campus community and attend sessions on effective teaching
in higher education. Fall PDW is an in-person event held at the Centennial Campus.
Spring PDW is a virtual event held via Zoom.
Higher education focused sessions relevant to our campus community
High quality speakers on meaningful topics
Flexible one-week conference with class-building breaks
Opportunities to learn about campus programs and departments
Excellent networking opportunities
Community building events
CETL uses Sched for the PDW schedule, session sign-ups, Zoom attendance, check-ins, and workshop
materials. Need help getting your account set up? Sched has several guides with step-by-step instructions to get you started.
CETL begins preparing for the next PDW each March and October. As you travel to conferences,
attend webinars, and work with colleagues, great teaching ideas come up! PDW workshops are centered around pedagogy and andragogy, or teaching and adult learning.
The goal is to provide you with practical, hands-on teaching strategies, techniques,
research, and ideas you can implement in your own classroom.
If you've got a great idea, please put in a workshop proposal! Complete the PDW Workshop
Proposal form below to submit your idea. A CETL team member will reach out to you
to discuss the workshop structure and/or help you develop the workshop.
PDW is not the only time CETL offers professional development training. If you have
an idea that works well at another point during the semester, please send an e-mail
Looking for professional development on your own time? Need to revisit a portion of
a workshop? CETL records as many professional development sessions as possible. We
know that you have a busy schedule and want professional development to be available
on your time. To access recordings from past workshops, sign-up for the CETL SharePoint.
You'll find recordings of workshops, keynotes, and helpful videos from other organizations.
Remember that the content in these videos works well for faculty goals or toward professional
development units in the Promoting Advancement and Growth for Educators (PAGE) program.