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Contact Us

August 29th, 2013 by Eric

Faculty Lounge
Lamson Rm. 113
Monday- Friday
Can reserve for meetings!

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #47B
Plymouth, NH 03264

Panel discussion on First Year Seminar

November 20th, 2015 by Melinda

Come hear some of our best First Year Seminar instructors share the process and experience of teaching this important course for our first year students.


Thursday, Dec 3rd from 1-2 p.m.

Our panelist: Wendy Palmquist, Jay Moskowitz, and Gerry Buteau in Frost Commons.


Friday, Dec 11th from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Our panelist: Wendy Palmquist, Jay Moskowitz, Gerry Buteau, and Liz Ahl in Frost Commons.

Contemplative Pedagogy Potluck Brunch (Sat. Mornings)

September 25th, 2015 by Melinda

The Contemplative Pedagogy Group invites you to discuss of selections from the current issue of The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry (Vol. 2, No. 1) over brunch Saturday mornings this semester. Journal contents here (

The group meets 10 a.m. Sat. Sept 26th, Sat. Oct 17th in Frost Commons and Sat. Nov 21st at Cafe Monte Altoe . Please RSVP by email no later than Wednesday, Nov 18th by 5 p.m.

For details, RSVPing and journal access, please contact Brigid O’Donnell, Associate Professor of Biology,


Writing, Research, Creative & Scholarly Activity Drop-in

September 25th, 2015 by Melinda

Need time, space, and motivation to get your writing done?

At your request, we’ve carved out some community writing time!

Drop in & out as your schedule allows:

Friday Sept 11 Frost Commons 3-5:30 p.m.

Friday Oct 2 Frost Commons 3-5:30 p.m.

Friday Nov 20 Frost Commons 3-5:30 p.m.

Friday Dec 11 Frost Commons 3-5:30 p.m.

Drop in to Frost Commons on the above dates from 3-5 for writing time (no talking! no chatting! no Moodle!) and hang around for ~1/2 hour socializing from 5-5:30.

What is “contemplative pedagogy”?

August 17th, 2015 by Melinda

Workshop with Karolyn Kinane

Th Sept 24th 1-2 p.m. OR

Fri Sept 25th 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Same workshop offered twice)

Lamson 113

Light refreshments served

Please RSVP 24 hours in advance

CETL Summer Symposium Schedule

March 13th, 2015 by Melinda

 Summer Symposium

Tuesday, June 2nd

“Spotlight” format: Each presenter gives a “teaser’ for the more in-depth 40-minute presentation the following days. See June 3rd – 5th for titles.

9:00 Sandra McBournie ~ Contemplative Mind: Practice for Student, Teacher, and Self

9:15 Robin DeRosa ~ Open Education: OER, Open Pedagogy, and Open Access

9:30 Christin Chenard ~ OER Resource Roundup

9:45 Bonnie Bechard ~ The PSU Common Man Apprentice: Partnering to Create High Impact Teaching & Learning Practices

10:00 Break

10:15 Marianne True & Stacey Curdie ~ Preparing for the Pedagogical Move to Online

10:30 Rebecca Noel ~ Gamifying, Flipping, or Project-Basing The American West Directions class

10:45 Mark Fischler ~ Teaching with Love, Spontaneity, and Authenticity in the University Classroom

11:00 Break

11:15 Tammy Carnevale ~ Online World Cafe to increase student engagement

11:30 Dick Hunnewell ~ 40 Years at Bat: Reflections on Passion, Pedagogy, and Persona

11:45 Marylena Sevigney ~ ePortfolio for Creative Expression

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Nancy Puglisi & Pam Clark ~ Integrating Contemplative Practices in Classrooms

1:00 Meg Petersen ~ Experience, Knowledge, Practice, Reflection: A model for learning

1:15 Annie Hagar ~ Problem Solving: an everyday, life-long skill

1:30 Stacey Curdie & Ann Berry ~ Reflective Practice using Google Hangouts

1:45 Break

2:00 Christian Bisson ~ Creating Adventure in the Classroom

2:15 Michael Davidson ~ Advanced look at the next library website

2:30 Ann McClellan ~ Digital Assignments in the Humanities? Learning Outcomes AND “Skill-Based” Assessments

2:45 Break

3:00 Scott Coykendall ~ Rate Your Mate: get your teams teaming!

3:15 Terri Lessard ~ What is a Blended Class?

3:30 Wendy Palmquist ~ Using “Lit Circles” for reading assignments

3:45 Ray England ~ Online Course – publisher content, virtual meetings and more

Wednesday, June 3rd

9:00 Sandra McBournie ~Perhaps you are someone who has embraced a regular contemplative practice, or want to learn more about what it means and how to incorporate contemplation into your personal life or work. This session will discuss options for practice in daily life, explore the tree of contemplative practices, options and outcomes for personal, workplace, and classroom inclusion.

9:45 Robin DeRosa ~ This presentation will introduce you to the field of “open education,” including how to locate free, openly licensed texts and materials in your field; how the pedagogical implications of “open” can transform your teaching and assignments; and how the open access movement can provide you new routes for disseminating your research and maximizing your scholarly impact.

10:30 Break

10:45 Marylena Sevigney ~ Five ways to transform an ePortfolio from “paint by Numbers” to “Customized”.

11:30 Bonnie Bechard ~ Using the experience gained from ten years of experience this presentation will offer suggestions for systematically creating high impact practices that engage students in real-world learning and promote high levels of student performance that integrate and apply what they have learned in their studies across the curriculum.

12:15 Lunch

1:00 Mark Fischler ~ Knowing who you are and loving what you teach are part of the building blocks to being great at what we do. Learning to teach in the NOW will lead to even deeper evels of connecting with you students and subject matter. This workshop will explore these important spaces, developing a healthy toolkit for success in the process.

1:45 Dick Hunnewell ~ After teaching for 40 years (35 at PSU), thanks to this Symposium and the invitation to present, I now have an opportunity to reflect broadly on my own teaching history, the qualities I perceive in myself as a teacher, and what I may have learned as an instructor. As a result, this presentation will consider issues of teacher-student engagement, the teacher as learner, and the significance of the teacher persona. The second day, discussion component will conclude with a jig-saw template, rich in possibilities for all disciplines, both F2F and online delivery.

2:30 Marianne True & Stacey Curdie ~ Thinking about moving a course online or creating a blended course but not sure where to start? LTOE offers many resources and personalized support services to help you get up and running…but is your course ready? This session will help you prepare to make the most out of your LTOE consultation and your transition to virtual teaching and learning.

Thursday, June 4th

9:00 Nancy Puglisi & Pam Clark ~ As teachers, we want to provide engaging and deeply meaningful learning experiences for our students. Through activities that engage mind, body, and spirit, we help students to discern the universal in their personal experiences and to apply universal truths and wisdom within their own lives. We utilize innovative venues in our classroom in our attempt to create an imaginative, reflective, and contemplative learning environment.

9:45 Meg Petersen ~ I would like to explore the writing project model of Experience, Knowledge, Practice and Reflection.  I would like to think about how this model might be applicable to other learning situations in different subject areas.

10:30 Break

10:45 Christian Bisson ~ Learning can be an adventure, so how can we bring a sense of adventure in our classroom? When students are “venturing” in our classrooms, they are engaged, challenged, and ready to do their best work. Together, let’s find out how to create adventures in our classrooms.

11:30 Annie Hagar ~ Problem-solving, communication, and teamwork are critical skills for our undergraduates to develop and practice.  I will give examples of how I have incorporated these developmental goals in my math classes, and discuss ways to emphasize them across the curriculum.

12:15 Lunch

1:00 Scott Coykendall ~ Robyn Parker (COBA) and Scott Coykendall (Communication & Media Studies) have designed a web application that facilitates student collaboration. Coykendall will demonstrate the long-awaited web app and explain the Rate Your Mate protocol. He will also be discussing the Rate Your Mate pilot project in the Fall.

1:45 Tammy Carnevale ~ Adapting the World Cafe to an online course environment increases community building and student engagement through-out the course. My presentation will focus on why and how to create an environment with the World Cafe in order to create online class community and improve on student engagement.

2:30 Rebecca Noel ~ My Past & Present Directions class, The American West, is due for a makeover.  I would like some help turning it into a more hands-on class using projects.

Friday, June 5th

9:00 Wendy Palmquist ~ Getting students to read different kinds of material is always a challenge, particularly material that is not just a textbook.  Lit circles are a way of getting the students to engage in the material if different ways, and make them actually engage with each other in discussions of the material!

9:45 Terri Lessard ~ Join Terri in a conversation about blended classes.

10:30 Break

10:45 Ann McClellan ~ Many people (including our students) mistakenly believe that digital humanities projects are all about the tech. However, the most important thing instructors and students need to think about is the learning outcomes and goals for the course. This session will help participants think about how to translate their current disciplinary learning outcomes into digitally-based assignments.

11:30 Michael Davidson ~ The library website will be dramatically different come fall.  We want to share the improvements we’re making with you.

12:15 Lunch

1:00 Christian Chenard ~ Open Educational Resources (OERs) are educational materials licensed to allow anyone to use, modify, and redistribute them.  This session will highlight some of the best places to look and best strategies for finding OERs in your areas of interest.

1:45 Ray England ~ Join Ray England as he shares his experience teaching Operations Management online this Spring 2015.

All sessions are held on the main floor of Lamson Learning Commons. Follow the signs!

Ongoing Events

January 1st, 2015 by Ivy

Meditation Mondays, Every Monday 12:20PM – 12:45PM

Every Monday

12:20pm – 12:45pm in the Frost Commons

Join faculty and staff for guided meditation each Monday.  Meditation Monday starts next Monday, September 14th! We meet in Frost Commons every Monday from 12:20pm-12:45pm. Please mark your calendars and if you haven’t attended yet (and have wanted to!), plan to start this semester.

No experience necessary and all experience levels welcome.

Let us know if you have any questions.
Annette Holba and Nancy Puglisi


Moodle drop-in session

Bring your questions to Moodle’s drop-in sessions!Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10:30AM-1:00PM, in the CETL Faculty Lounge (Lamson 113), in the back of the library’s main level.  If these hours don’t work with your schedule, call (603)535-2813.





Moodle drop-in sessions, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10:30AM-1:00PM

January 1st, 2015 by Ivy

Bring your questions to Moodle’s drop-in sessions!

Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10:30AM-1:00PM, in the CETL Faculty Lounge (Lamson 113), in the back of the library’s main level.  If these hours don’t work with your schedule, call (603)535-2813.


Moodle Drop-in sessions will NOT be available for the following dates:

Wednesday, Dec 2nd and

Thursday, Dec 3rd

 Please plan accordingly.


Meditation Mondays, Every Monday 12:20PM – 12:45PM

January 1st, 2015 by Ivy

Every Monday

12:20pm – 12:45pm

Frost Commons

Join faculty and staff for guided meditation each Monday.  Meditation Monday starts next Monday, September 14th! We meet in Frost Commons every Monday from 12:20pm-12:45pm. Please mark your calendars and if you haven’t attended yet (and have wanted to!), plan to start this semester.

No experience necessary and all experience levels welcome.

Let us know if you have any questions.
Annette Holba and Nancy Puglisi

Inspired Course Redesign, 4th Monday of each Month

January 1st, 2015 by Ivy

On the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 pm

Join Robyn Parker and others to discuss turning your class into an online experience.

Enterprise Center of Plymouth

(newly renovated building on the traffic circle downtown)

Contact Robyn for further details: here.


Promotion and Tenure Meet & Greet

January 1st, 2015 by Stacey

 Friday February 13th 

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Frost Commons

Please RSVP by Feb 11th  so we can provide ample refreshments.

Applying for promotion and/or tenure in the Fall? Thinking about organizing your portfolio over the summer? Drop in to this informal gathering to meet other people who plan to apply and share your questions with each other and with CETL. What would you like clarified? What kind of support do you need? CETL can anonymously convey any questions to deans and the provost as they prepare PT&E information sessions later this semester. In the meantime, at this informal gathering, have a snack, meet your colleagues, and help us strengthen our sense of community as teacher-scholars at PSU! ePortfolio demo at 3pm.