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Professional Development

The CETL offers professional development courses and programs both at IECC and in our communities.

More information can be found under the professional development and events tabs.


The CETL works collaboratively with other IECC departments and programs to promote and assist with interdisciplinary events.

These events are highlighted in our "Upcoming Events" tab.

Instructional Design

The CETL offers course design assistance via our Instructional Designer, Ken Anderson.

Contact Ken for help with your Canvas course or other course development needs.

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty are an integral part of the teaching and learning foundation at IECC. The CETL supports the growth and professional development of adjunct faculty via an orientation onboarding course and three tiers of additional PD instruction.

Welcome to Canvas

The Welcome to Canvas tutorial course is located on every instructor's Canvas dashboard.

For the Canvas Instructor Guide please click here

For the Canvas Student Guide please click here

Connect with us on Facebook!

Connect with us on social media! Please visit our IECC CETL Facebook page often to learn about events, announcements, and to view photos. Don't forget to share them with your friends!

Welcome to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is dedicated to providing relevant professional development, onboarding, and academic support services for IECC faculty, staff, and students. We also offer professional development and workforce education opportunities for external constituents, including K-12 institutions, economic development associations, and manufacturing facilities within District 529.

At CETL, our mission is aligned with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges' mission to deliver exceptional education and services that improve the lives of our students and strengthen our communities. We are committed to enhancing IECC's ability to fulfill this mission.