The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning & Educational Technology was founded in 2006 by faculty member Dr. Barry Hill with the belief that quality teaching is at the essential core of scholarship. CETL facilitated workshops that provided information about student learning and teaching pedagogy, offered teaching tips and advice for using technology in the classroom, and developed a library of resources from the research literature on teaching and learning.
In 2008 CETL was the beneficiary of a gift that funded several grant awards with the idea of supporting purposeful course redesign. The funds are awarded annually and more information can be found at Course Enhancement Grants.
Lebanon Valley College hired their first full-time director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning & Educational Technology, Megan Potteiger, in 2013 and began to expand and develop CETL's programs to provide enhanced support for faculty teaching and student learning on campus. Some of the new programs include Faculty Learning Communities, an individual Consulation and Observation Program, and Faculty Forums.