Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Harford Community College serves as a center to promote student success. CETL supports multi-disciplinary collaboration, faculty development, communication, innovation, and coordination of teaching and learning activities designed to improve student outcomes. The Center promotes exemplary teaching and transformative learning by providing opportunities for professional development of faculty and staff, encouraging the scholarly discussion of teaching and learning, and fostering the implementation of best practices and innovative instruction to promote lifelong learning and student success. CETL also works with community partners to support HCC’s educational mission.

The CETL vision is to enrich the innovative and inspirational culture at HCC that values and celebrates quality teaching and learning. CETL provides physical and virtual spaces for cutting-edge technology and progressive pedagogies to:

  • increase student achievement, retention and completion;
  • improve support for and recognition of innovative teaching;
  • maintain a forum for communication and campus-wide collaboration; and
  • develop and strengthen of partnerships between HCC and the community that the College serves.