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This is Brian Gute teaching in an active learning classroom.

Brian Gute has been named the new Director of CETL, beginning in Fall 2016.

"I look forward to fostering more passion for improving teaching and learning at UMD."

The Advisory Council of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Interim Director Mitra Emad are pleased to announce that Brian Gute (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) has been selected as the first director of CETL. Brian is an active member of the Advisory Council that launched CETL this spring and begins his three-year appointment with the official launch of CETL in late August, 2016.

For those of you unfamiliar with him, Brian has been teaching at UMD for eight years. During that time he served as an Instructional Development Service Faculty Fellow for STEM Education, organized summer workshops for high school science teachers, and is currently providing leadership in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering initiative to integrate active learning into courses across the college. In addition, he is just completing a year-long research project comparing a flipped (active) classroom format to more traditional teaching methods, with plans to publish his results in journals focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). Prior to teaching chemistry, Brian published extensively as part of a research group at the Natural Resources Research Institute and planned and coordinated numerous international scientific workshops.

Please join us in welcoming Brian Gute as he provides leadership and coordinates efforts to achieve CETL’s mission of serving the UMD teaching community.