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Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Where teaching and learning meet

Welcome to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of South Carolina Upstate, an institution that values excellence in teaching and student success.

June Carter new image 2013The Center was established to ensure the necessary linkage between teaching and learning. It is a privilege to work with faculty from all disciplines, providing them practical resources and assistance in developing effective teaching methods and the integration of innovative ideas into USC Upstate’s academic programs and curricular.

We invite you to contact us to discuss how we can further enhance and best promote excellence in teaching and learning here at Upstate.

The Center, along with its Partners—Department of Learning Technologies, Distance Education, Student Success Center—fosters, promotes, and enhances excellence in teaching by providing leadership, resources, and opportunities for dialogue and collaboration among faculty.

June C. D. Carter, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Teacher Excellence       

Mission, Vision and Goals

Mission

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning supports faculty efforts to improve student learning and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration in the development of innovative practices of teaching and learning. The Center collaborates with existing administrative and academic units to help new and continuing faculty develop valuable pedagogical strategies as well as provide guidance in producing and assessing effective classroom activities. The Center contributes to the University mission to provide exemplary education, recognize cultural diversity, and serve the metropolitan region of the Upstate.

Vision

The CETL will foster, promote, and enhance excellence in teaching by providing leadership, resources, and opportunities for dialogue and collaboration among faculty.

Goals

•to promote excellence in teaching and learning as an institutional priority
•to support and foster the scholarship of teaching and learning
•to identify and share best practices in teaching across disciplines
•to increase support for programs that promote excellence in teaching and learning
•to seek external funding to support excellence in teaching and learning at USC Upstate
•to identify and provide resources for 21st century teaching and learning

Contact Us

Dr. June Carter
Director of Center for
Excellence in Teaching
and Learning
864-503-5881

Lynda Davis
Administrative Assistant
864-503-5927

Our Partners

Dr. John Masterson
Senior Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs

Dr. Clif Flynn
Associate Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs

Cindy Jennings
Director of Learning Technologies 
Phone: 864-503-5470

Susannah Waldrop
Director of the Academic Support Center
Phone: 864-503-5414

Advisory Committee List

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
800 University Way
Media Building 248 A & B
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5881
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