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CETA Events

All Center for Excellence in Teaching and Assessment events are open and free to UMaine faculty members, instructors, staff, and graduate students interested in teaching.  We also welcome colleagues from the University of Maine System when they are in the area if space is available.  Most of our programs involve pre-registration, so we can better anticipate the need for materials and amenities.

Our events are supported by the Adelaide C. and Alan L. Bird Fund for Instructional and Faculty Development

To register for an event:
Please call (207) 581-3472 or e-mail

  • Check our New Faculty Events page for a listing of events that are  designed specifically for new faculty
  • Please visit the GTA Events page for information on events specifically designed for Graduate Students & Teaching Assistants
  • The Center will often Co-Sponsor Events with other departments on campus, or help advertise events in which we have contributed.

Faculty are invited to participate in the ABCDE Faculty Survey on pedagogy and distance delivery for adult learner populations.
Thank you for sharing your insights and suggestions.

Fall 2013-2014 Events

All events will be held in the CETA Classroom, main floor, Fogler Library
  • Harold Daniel (Maine Business School) and Jordan LaBouff (Psychology and the Honors College) will lead a demonstration and discussion of Qualtrics, a web-based survey design tool with an array of instructional applications. Bring your questions and ideas and discover what you can do with this technology.                                                                                 Thursday, September 25 from 2:30-4:00p.m.

  • Karen Kemble (Equal Opportunity, Megan Sanders (Human Resources), and Bill Kelley (UMS Risk Office will lead a discussion of faculty liability issues. Focusing on general liability and travel-related issues, their presentation will address areas of accountability in a faculty member’s role as an employee of the university. Please join us for an overview and discussion of this important subject.                                                           Thursday, October 3 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

  • If you’re intrigued by service-learning opportunities inside or outside the classroom, this presentation is for you. A group of faculty and staff led by Claire Sullivan (Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences) will describe current and future service-learning activities at UMaine and identify ways in which you can take part.                                                Wednesday, October 30 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

  • Guidance and support are key factors in the success of instructors new (or relatively new) to online teaching. Tina Passman (Division of Lifelong Learning) and Justin Hafford (Continuing and Distance Education) are joining forces to lead a low-key, nuts-and-bolts workshop for adjunct instructors who teach online or hybrid courses. Don’t miss this chance to pick up practical knowledge and advice from two of UMaine’s most experienced leaders in online pedagogy and course delivery. 
    Tuesday, November 5  from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

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