Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)

Director: Regina Nelson
Location: 208 Karrmann Library
Phone: 608.342.7300

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is a department in Academic Affairs under the Office of the Provost. Our staff provides consultation and services in support of course planning and design, student engagement, effective pedagogy, and scholarship of teaching and learning.


​​​​​​The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning partners with the UW-Platteville community in the pursuit of inclusive and engaging experiences that enrich learning and enhance the educational activities of the university.​​​​​​​

We lead this effort through:

  • Fostering campus conversations on teaching and learning,
  • Supporting instructional design in all modalities, and
  • Promoting the understanding and implementation of high-impact, evidence-based pedagogical practices designed to support student success.


Instructional Design

Instructional Designers help faculty and those creating alternative modality or tech-enhanced courses develop engaging and interactive learning experiences using proven strategies for excellence in online teaching and learning. Designers work closely with course authors in any phase of course design, development, and revision. You may consult one time or occasionally with an instructional designer or work together over a period of time on a full course project. Contact a designer today to discuss best practices in course development!

Instructional Support, Faculty Resources and Consultations

Whether you have questions about pedagogy, are unsure of how to integrate technology into your classroom, or something is just not working the way you expected, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) can help you. Our experienced staff is ready to help you in our shared mission of student success.

The CETL offers several professional development options that can help new and seasoned instructors develop effective teaching practices. Some consultation topics include course design, accessibility, active learning, and generative AI assessment. We can research and provide tips for any instructional-related topics. Just ask! Additionally, CETL-sponsored learning communities offer great opportunities for collegiality and knowledge sharing.

The scope of CETL services extends beyond instructional support for faculty. The diverse backgrounds of the CETL staff allow us to examine problems through the lens of multiple perspectives to help you achieve your goals in support of student success.