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Engineering Professor Receives National Teaching Award

 Laila Guessous, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at OU, received the 2016 ASEE* North Central Section Outstanding Teaching Award. She has been recognized for her dedication and passion for engineering education. Congratulations, Dr. Guessous! Read more about the award.

* American Society for Engineering Education

OU Faculty Wins Elite 40 under 40 Award

Congratulations, Ali Woerner, who won this award for her contribution to dance. We are proud of all she does in Music, Theater, and Dance at OU.


Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Welcome New Faculty!

CETL hosts New Faculty Orientation for all full-time and part-time faculty. For dates, information, and tips to get you ready to join the OU community, visit our New Faculty page

MAIN EVENTS   Pre-Orientation Workshops (August 3) are available for faculty ready for a hands-on start into semester prep at OU for preparing a syllabus, using classroom technology, and using our online learning management system. New Faculty Welcome Dinner (August 17, 5-8 p.m.) is located at the historic Meadow Brook Estate, and Orientation (August 18, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) is located in the Oakland Center. Register for these events.

Consultations Available  If you are new to campus and would like guidance on starting your first semester, Judy Ableser, CETL's Director, is available for individual consultations throughout the summer. Contact her at

OU-Windsor Teaching and Learning Conference:
 Resources Available

We completed a successful conference on Transformative Teaching and Learning, which took place at OU May 18-19, 2016. Visit the Conference Resources page for links to session recordings and presentation materials. Many are currently available, and more will be added in the coming weeks.