Learning Communities

At the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning, faculty are able to share experiences and knowledge with colleagues with the purpose of improving instruction and advising. Learning communities of practice, or teaching circles, help facilitate this communication. In addition to improving your practice, faculty members have the opportunity to gain internal certification in areas such as Advising and in Enhancing Student Learning. The 2016-17 school year currently has three active learning communities. Anyone is welcome to join in on these discussions.

Contact the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETAL) at 635-2818, if you are interested in starting a new learning community.

First Year Faculty

For more information or if you would like to join this Learning Community, please contact Cathy Chaput at cwhite9@lssu.edu or Joseph Susi at jsusi@lssu.edu.

Communities of Practice

Professional Development Day

Professional Development (PD) Day is hosted annually by the Workgroup of the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETAL).  Throughout the academic year, the workgroup collaborates to identify specific areas of need for professional development in academic advising, use of technology in the classroom, creating student engagement, and much more.


In 2013, as part of a Title III proposal, the LSSU Faculty Center for Teaching was established with the goal of providing resources for faculty to improve teaching. The FCT evolved to becomes LSSU’s current Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETAL).