University of Southern Indiana

Chris Garrett, Associate Professor of English

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The primary purpose of faculty development is to provide support to faculty in the improvement of teaching (including advising), scholarship, and leadership development.


Responsibilities of the director include:

  • Supervise all activities of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
  • Collaborate with the provost's office, college deans, department chairs, program directors and faculty.
  • Chair the CETL Advisory Board.
  • Organize workshops, seminars, and presentations for and by faculty & staff for the purpose of development in teaching, scholarship, and leadership.
  • Work with the Council of Department Chairs and Program Directors to develop leadership seminars and workshops for department chairs and program directors.
  • Organize and maintain orientation programming for new faculty members.
  • Foster innovation in support of student learning.
  • Work closely with Instructional Technology Services in promoting use of technology as well as distance education delivery.


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