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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The CETL Mission 

Bethlehem University established the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in 2011 aims to enrich the quality of teaching, learning and research at Bethlehem University. The Center aspires to meet the needs of faculty members by creating a supportive environment for professional development. 

CETL Guiding Approach

Bethlehem University Center for Teaching and Learning advances intellectual endeavor of teaching and learning, explores new technologies, supports action research, and engages in public service and practice. Our objectives will be accomplished by empowering learners of all background and abilities, eliciting feedback, strengthening awareness and collaboration, supporting communication and exposing the community to CETL.

  1. CETL serves teachers and students across BU landscape, and supports new faculty members.
  2. CETL works collaboratively and closely with faculty members, staff and students to help them identify effective teaching and learning, and helps develop new practices to improve inclusive teaching.
  3. CETL responds to teaching, learning, and writing needs.
  4. CETL values innovations in technology and pedagogy
  5. CETL focuses on providing constructive and practical feedback to support excellence in education.
  6. CETL promotes evidence-based action research, and advances integration across the curriculum to design constructive and meaningful practices to measure effectiveness.
  7. CETL puts students learning at the center of the teaching and learning experience by developing course objectives, assessment and activities to support student performance.
  8. CETL success begins with collaboration and conversation among CETL staff, all stakeholders and the wider BU education community.
  9. CETL shares teaching and learning experience initiatives to the BU community and beyond.



Dr. Hala Nassar (Ph.D.)

Associate Professor
Assistant Academic Vice President for Teaching and Learning 
Director Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Phone:02-2741241 Ext. 2324

Ms. Judy Hanania
Phone:02-2741241 Ext.2431
Ms. Irene Thalgieh
Phone:02-2741241 Ext. 2453

Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine