How Does the Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) Support Faculty?

At CTEL, Learning Designers support faculty to create engaging programs, courses and lesson plans grounded in evidence-based best practices for every modality. CTEL can help faculty reach their pedagogical goals and support their commitment to excellence though our faculty development programs, assessment tools, and one-on-one consultations. Learn more about the many ways we support faculty on the USM Design for Learning website,, or check out some of our program highlights below.

Featured Faculty Development Programs

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Facilitating Engaged Learning Online (FELO)

Facilitating Engaged Learning Online (FELO) is a self-paced, online course to help faculty new to online teaching feel prepared to facilitate at high-quality, online course.


Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)

For faculty who are already teaching online and want to enhance their skills, ACUE’s Effective Online Teaching Practice Framework is a 25 week, cohort-based online course with discussion, feedback and collaboration, and evidence-based best practices.


Summer Academy of Adult Learning and Teaching (SAALT)

CTEL hosts an annual professional development experience designed to build the relationships and expertise necessary to develop and implement teaching and learning best practices for the adult non-traditional learner.

What do USM faculty say about CTEL?

“I want to express my deepest thanks and gratitude … I could never have gotten to the light were it not for the grace, kindness, patience and presence of each one of these wonderful, deeply compassionate and highly skilled CTEL people.”