ECC Center for the Enhancement of Teaching, Assessment, & Learning (CETAL)

Mark your calendar for the TeachECC conference, Tuesday, February 21 to Friday, February 24, 2023! This in-person and online teaching and learning conference is open to all ECC faculty, staff, and administrators. It is dedicated to ECC members sharing varied approaches to student-centered learning and support. Come participate in any and all sessions. Connect with your colleagues, learn innovative ways to engage and support students, and leave with new ideas to try out.

Additional information can be found on the TeachECC page of the CETAL site. If you have any questions, contact Heather Martin, Assistant Dean of CETAL, at You can also view the sessions from last year’s TeachECC event.


Welcome to the online space of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching, Assessment, & Learning (CETAL). Here, you'll find information on CETAL programs and other events and have access to numerous electronic resources, including links to articles on varied teaching practices and to sample course documents, like assignment sheets. Direct any questions or suggestions to Tyler Roeger, Associate Dean of CETAL, at

Upcoming Events

Grading Café

  • Thursday, December 15 1:00- 3:30pm in B181
  • Friday, December 16 1:00- 3:30pm in B181

CETAL will provide coffee and snacks. Bring papers or exams to grade, stop in for a snack to bring back to your office, or just drop in to take a break from grading. We look forward to seeing you there!

See Additional Fall Opportunities on the Workshop Offerings Page.

Previous email communications sent to TLSD from Dr. Peggy Heinrich, Vice President of Teaching, Learning, and Student Development, can be found at the VP of TLSD Communications Page.

Navigating the CETAL Site

Information on CETAL's mission, leadership, and the CETAL Advisory Committee

Details about opportunities to learn about, and discuss, effective teaching practices with colleagues

Concise articles and videos on numerous teaching topics and access to ECC-provided subscriptions like Magna Publishing's 20-Minute Mentor Video resources.

Tutorials on how to use some of ECC's electronic platforms and information on ways to connect with Student Services.

Descriptions of the selection process and previous winners of the NISOD Excellence Award and Orrin G. Thompson Teaching Excellence award.

Fall 2022 TLSD Meeting: Continuing a Culture of Inquiry

CETAL Contact Info

email: Tyler Roeger at troeger@elgin.eduphone: (847) 214-7696office: Building C Room 220 (2nd floor of the library, near the Tutoring Center)

email: Heather Martin at phone: (847) 214-7608office: Building C Room 222 (2nd floor of the library, near the Tutoring Center)