The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at IECC is a hub for cutting-edge educational resources. Our unwavering commitment is to nurture and promote excellence in education. Our dedicated team provides a wide range of services, including professional development opportunities, tutorial support, assistance in course design, and access to multimedia materials, all geared towards fostering academic achievement. We work closely with various departments and faculty members to continuously improve teaching practices, curricula, and educational technologies. Our primary focus is on supporting individuals throughout their entire academic journey.



Our mission is to empower educators in their quest to inspire and elevate learning. We are dedicated to equipping faculty and staff with resources, expertise, and unwavering support to foster teaching methods, student engagement, and quality. We aim to create a dynamic learning community where students can thrive through collaboration, continuous development, and a commitment to excellence.



At Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, we envision a future where excellence in education and student empowerment are at the heart of everything we do. Our vision extends to the innovative and dynamic landscape of teaching and learning, where the CETL stands as a beacon of transformation.

We strive to make transformative changes that will put our institution at the forefront of higher education. We aim to create an educational landscape that celebrates diversity, encourages innovation, and ensures comprehensive student access by providing faculty, staff, and leaders with the necessary tools, support, and knowledge.

At the CETL, we are committed to excellence, inclusivity, and continuous improvement. We will be the driving force that propels our institution toward a future where education knows no bounds. In our vision, CETL stands as a testament to our dedication to quality, innovation, and the limitless potential of education. It drives our commitment to empowering individuals, strengthening communities, and shaping a brighter future for all.


Core Values

  • Fostering excellence in teaching and learning
  • Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Embracing high-impact practices and evidence-based approaches
  • Being relevant, professional, and responsive in our service to others



Enhance Instruction at IECC by:

  • Collaborating with staff to develop high-quality online and hybrid courses
  • Implementing innovative teaching methodologies.
  • Creating excellent professional development opportunities.
  • Encouraging faculty to engage in scholarly research and professional development.
  • Promoting a culture of continuous improvement in teaching and learning.

Highlight Success at IECC by:

  • Showcasing the best examples of instruction and learning at IECC
  • Utilizing social media to spread lessons, tutorials, and artifacts of learning
  • Provide a dynamic website that is clear, informative, and helpful to faculty and students.

Enhance Student Experience by:

  • Developing and expanding support services such as tutorials and onboarding.
  • Offering a diverse range of activities and programs.
  • Collaborating with students to identify and address their unique needs and aspirations.