Workshops and Events

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) provides and coordinates professional development activities for our faculty and staff across our campus. Professional development happens in a variety of ways on our campus and beyond.

Learn how to create and develop an inclusive and more representative curriculum and an inclusive classroom environment through a variety of mediums including workshopsindividual and group learning sessions, and online resources. 

The events listed here include all campus-wide professional development events that may be of interest to you. You can register for events by visiting the Workshop Schedule.

Feel free to suggest topics for workshops or request training sessions designed for your work group.

Upcoming Events

Jan 31

Inclusive Excellence Teaching Strategies

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 10:00pm to 11:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

We all care deeply about our students and want them to succeed. Besides teaching disciplinary content and skills, our role as instructors is to help students learn and to create a diverse set of thinkers and problem-solvers who can go on to do amazing things with our content. Register and learn more!
Feb 6

UDL101:Universal Design for Learning for Beginners

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

Are you interested in creating a successful course for your students, or making the one you are already teaching a better experience for everyone? Are you frustrated by students' poor performance? Come learn about Universal Design for Learning strategies to streamline teaching whatever it is you want your students to learn. Register and learn more!
Feb 6

UDL101:Universal Design for Learning for Beginners

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

Are you interested in creating a successful course for your students, or making the one you are already teaching a better experience for everyone? Are you frustrated by students' poor performance? Come learn about Universal Design for Learning strategies to streamline teaching whatever it is you want your students to learn. Register and learn more!
Feb 20

Inclusive Teaching in Natural and Physical Science

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
417 Beacon Heights, PSU

There is the necessity for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education. However, students from various backgrounds and social identities are underrepresented in scientific fields and typically face larger and more frequent barriers. This workshop focuses on identifying the unique challenges faced by a diverse student population and allows faculty and instructional staff to develop the skills needed to incorporate inclusive practices into their classrooms. Register and learn more today!
Mar 17

Inclusive Teaching in Natural and Physical Science

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

There is the necessity for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education. However, students from various backgrounds and social identities are underrepresented in scientific fields and typically face larger and more frequent barriers. This workshop focuses on identifying the unique challenges faced by a diverse student population and allows faculty and instructional staff to develop the skills needed to incorporate inclusive practices into their classrooms. Register and learn more today!