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The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence team is here to assist faculty with the teaching and learning needs of Saint Leo.

Our Mission

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning at Saint Leo University. We serve as a resource for the academic community and a catalyst for the pursuit of pedagogical knowledge, research-based instructional practices, and scholarship, resulting in academic success for all who teach and learn at Saint Leo University.

Our Guiding Principles

1. There are many ways to teach well. We support intellectual inquiry, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and instructors’ unique exploration and application of evidence-based practices.


2. Faculty development is most effective when driven by faculty needs and interests.


3. When faculty members share successful practice and scholarship, we grow as a community of educators. To support pedagogical growth, scholarship, and the free exchange of ideas, the center supports faculty collaboration through small and large communities of inquiry as well as through university-wide programming.


4. The Center encourages supportive, inclusive, and learner-centered teaching practices.


5. The Center provides research-based programs and resources to support pedagogical growth and practice in all applicable teaching modalities, and for all levels of instructors including adjunct, assistant, associate, and full professors.


6. The Center honors the diversity, abilities, and contributions of all Saint Leo faculty.


7. The Center encourages and supports responsible, inquiry-based risk-taking and innovation.


8. The Center cultivates a welcoming, collegial learning environment predicated on mutual respect and trust.


9. The Center provides non-evaluative, confidential support through observation and teaching consultation.

Meet Our CTLE Team

Candace Roberts, Ph. D.
Director
352-588-8430
 
University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 

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Greg Kunzweiler
Associate Director
 
University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 

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Jessica Atkinson
Simulation Specialist
 
University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 

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Rachelle Babcock
Learning Designer
352-588-7418

rachelle.babcock@saintleo.edu

University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 

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Kari Cremer
Digital Communications Project Manager
 
University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 
Gina DiBattista
eLearning Development Manager
352-588-7406
gina.dibattista@saintleo.edu
 
University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 

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David Fromhart
eLearning Developer
352-588-7436

david.fromhart@saintleo.edu

University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 

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Arielle Harvey
Learning Designer
 
University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 
Christina Hewitt
Learning Management System Administrator
 
University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 
Emily Kochanski
Simulation Specialist
 

University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022

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Regina Plummer
Course Quality Assurance Specialist
352-588-7490
regina.plummer@saintleo.edu
 
University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 
Issys Salazar
Teaching & Learning Faculty Development Specialist
352-588-7462
issys.salazar@saintleo.edu
 
University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 
Marcela van Olphen Ph.D.
Teaching & Learning Specialist
352-588-7436

marcela.vanolphen@saintleo.edu

University Campus
Saint Edwards Hall 102
MC 2022
 

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Request Support

Our team is here to assist you with pedagogical guidance, setting up grade books, incorporating videos into your courses, and more. Whether you need help refining your teaching strategies or integrating new tools into your curriculum, click the button above to submit a ticket for personalized assistance.

For all your technical needs related to course creation, maintenance, and technical support, including sandbox creation and troubleshooting within D2L, our team is ready to help. Click the button above to submit a ticket for support with course-related issues.