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Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)




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

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides leadership, support, and advocacy for effective pedagogy, andragogy, and initiatives designed with a commitment to freedom of expression and the pursuit of truth in teaching and learning. CETL seeks to cultivate an institutional culture that encourages, values, and rewards professional development as well as college-wide collaboration with a focus on improving the student experience through successful completion at PPCC.


Committee Members

Melissa Allen (BPS)
Derek Blanton (HS)
Woody Boyd (Adjunct Instructor)  
Heather Byrne (Adjunct Instructor)
Martin Conrad (CHTS)
Donna Damphousse (HS)
Jason Dias (BPS)
Ashlee Dutton (Financial Aid)

Sara Goroski (Library)

Linda Hertz (Adjunct Instructor)

 Bill Ledford  (CHTS)

Maria Mesa

Director of Accessibility Services

Nichole Pritchett-Hilliard 

Assistant Dean of Students

Aaron Thompson 

(Adjunct Instructor)

Patrick Vallee (Faculty)

What does the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning do for Pikes Peak Community College? Here are some of the initiatives with which CETL is involved:

  • Student Success and Retention Summit (Professional Development Week)
  • New Faculty Academy
  • New Faculty and Adjunct Faculty Orientation
  • Online Professional Development Opportunities
  • Adjunct Advancement Program
  • Classroom Assessment Strategies

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