About CETL

A catalyst and support for innovative, vibrant, and effective teaching and learning

CETL serves all university educators including faculty (adjunct, part-time, full-time), lab instructors, teaching assistants, academic staff (developmental specialists, librarians, advisors,) and tutors.  

Faculty Resources

UNE faculty can visit the center's SharePoint site for support with all aspects of your courses and all our events and programs


The UNE Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will be a global leader of organizational and faculty development that promotes excellence and innovation in evidence-based, student-centered teaching with an emphasis on inquiry, inclusion, and community.    


CETL is a dynamic resource that serves as a catalyst and support for innovative, vibrant, and effective teaching and learning. The center strives to inspire and support all faculty as they gain skills to provide active, experiential, student-centered teaching and learning. We promote policies, programs, and resources that support a valued, engaged faculty and evidence-based teaching practices.    


  • Teaching and learning excellence is the foundation of a university community
  • Learning occurs best in an environment that respects differences and values all community members
  • Teaching practice is best supported in a safe and non-judgmental environment that allows risk-taking, creativity, and relentless inquiry
  • Excellent teaching embraces multiple formats that respond to evolving research on effective pedagogy and that increase student access, support improved retention, and foster degree completion
  • In addition to discipline-based knowledge and professional competencies, teaching and learning should develop and refine habits of mind such as critical thinking, problem-solving, tolerance for ambiguity, and cultural, quantitative, and information literacy
  • Excellence in teaching and learning facilitates productive engagement with local, regional, and global partners
  • Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) respect disciplinary ways of viewing the world, values, procedures, and practices while encouraging interprofessional dialogue.   
  • In a strong teaching culture, university fiscal and policy decisions are made with attention to their impact on teaching and learning


Director | Marc Ebenfield, Ph.D. | (207) 602-2845 | mebenfield@une.edu

Center Coordinator | Karl Carrigan | (207) 221-4891 | kcarrigan@une.edu