Continuing FQAS offerings beginning soon

The Madison College Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) has several new offerings this fall to fulfill faculty Continuing FQAS Requirements. Many offerings start in mid-to-late September, so do not wait to register.

CETL Seminars
The “CETL Seminar” is a new model of faculty professional development. In a seminar, participants are introduced to a topic (along with theory and resources), and then plan a change they would like to make in their classroom, while engaging with colleagues in discussion and reflection. Each seminar meets three times for two hours.

Three seminar choices (select the blue “Register” button in Madison College Learn to see the course dates/times):

  • Dynamic Lecturing: How to Engage Students and Promote Critical Thinking, Facilitator: Luke Matthews
  • Flipping Your Classroom, Facilitator: Jessica Feggestad 

  • Enhancing Your Teaching Through Reflective Practices, Facilitator: Kate Stover


Communities of Practice
Meet with fellow faculty who share a passion about a topic, and who deepen knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis.

Three Community of Practice choices
(select the blue “Register” button in Madison College Learn to see the course dates/times):

  • Students with Mental Health Concerns - Best Practices for Madison College, Facilitator: Kate Stover

  • Online Teaching and Learning, Facilitator: Tina Rettler-Pagel

  • Fabulous Instructors Nurturing & Developing (FIND) Support Group – Best Practices, Facilitator: Jessica Feggestad


Faculty Learning Communities – Deadline to apply is Sept. 16th
A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a group of 8-10 faculty who engage in an active, collaborative, year-long program with the goal of improving their classroom practice. Each FLC is led by a faculty facilitator and uses a scholarly approach to discussions, readings, seminars, activities, and community building that form the basis of each FLC. For more information or to apply, visit our FLC SharePoint site Faculty Learning Communities.

Three Faculty Learning Community choices:

  • STEM: Evidenced-Based Best Practices in Teaching and Learning, Facilitator: Christen Smith
  • Best Practices in Assessment & Grading, Facilitator: Jessica Feggestad
  • Supporting English Language Learners in Your Classroom, Facilitator: Ryan Rolling


Why join?

  • Connect with colleagues around a central theme

  • Take time to focus on an issue of interest related to your class or students

  • Conduct research, implement a project, or design an intervention for your class

  • Be funded to attend a conference with your FLC

Do you want to keep up with what is going on in CETL? Do you like FREE stuff? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @MadColCETL and watch for our upcoming giveaways! Questions? Contact CETL at (608) 246-6646 or


Published September 11, 2019.