University Center for Excellence in Teaching


The University Center for Excellence in Teaching (UCET) supports teaching and learning on the IU South Bend campus. Our mission is to enhance student learning by providing opportunity for faculty discovery, feedback, reflection, support and collegiality by providing the following:

  • A broad spectrum of ideas and strategies, including innovative and alternative methods of instruction
  • Strategies and support for assessment of teaching effectiveness and student learning
  • Services such as confidential consultations, workshops, mentoring programs and conference funding
  • Access to teaching technology and training
  • Opportunities for university-wide dialogue on teaching and learning
  • Overall support for the strengthening of teaching and learning on the IU South Bend campus

Meet Us!


    Contact Gwynn at:

    (574) 520-4507
    NS 243

    Gwynn is Professor of Psychology and Education, as well as the director of the University Center for Excellence in Teaching. 


    • PhD, University of Illinois | Developmental Psychology
    • MA, East Tennessee State University | Psychology
    • BA, East Tennessee State University, Psychology and Sociology

    How Gywnn helps faculty

    • Consulting with faculty on matter of teaching and learning
    • Classroom management
    • Designing and implementing mentoring and career advising
    • Guidance with preparing dossiers, promotions, and tenure
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • Course design or presentation and other instructional considerations
  • AMY PAWLOSKY | Online Education and Technology Specialist

    Contact Amy at:

    (574) 520-4465
    NS 240


    • MS, Indiana State University | Human Resource Development
    • MA, Michigan State University | Telecommunications Management
    • BS, Ferris State University | Television Production

    How I help faculty

    • Online course development seminar
    • Certified Quality Matters APQMR Trainer and Facilitator
    • Strategies for using online technology in online course development
    • Assist with use of Canvas, Camtasia, and other online technologies
  • DANIEL JANICKI | Instructional Technology Consultant

    Contact Daniel at:

    (574) 520-4529
    NS 242


    • MS, Walden University | Instructional Design and Technology
    • BS, Ball State University | General Studies

    How I help faculty

    • Consult with faculty over the use of technology to prepare and enhance classroom content
    • Canvas and Oncoure assistance
    • IU Box, Echo 360, Kaltura, and Collaboration Technologies
    • Gamification of the clasroom
  • CATHY DALE | Secretary

    Contact Cathy at:

    (574) 520-4894
    NS 242

    How I help faculty

    • General questions
    • Reserve UCET classrooms
    • Publicize UCET programs, events, and guest speakers
    • Assist in new faculty orientation, SoTL conference, and workshops
    • Maintain and provide records of continuing education classes for faculty