The Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship, and
Service (CELTSS) was established in October 2007.  It provides
support for faculty members during all phases of their careers at
Framingham State University.  A mentoring program for first- and
second-year faculty facilitates their transition to Framingham State. 
CELTSS funding supports scholarly and creative projects undertaken
by faculty members.  The Center holds events to discuss pedagogical
issues and approaches, to showcase faculty research completed with
CELTSS funding, and to honor individual faculty for their
achievements. Other CELTSS events include faculty workshops,
reading groups, and a day for students to display their

CELTSS is a faculty-run organization with a steering committee of
volunteers from across the disciplines assisting the directors.  The
first CELTSS Co-Directors were Bridgett Perry-Galvin, Professor of
Psychology, and Elaine Beilin, Professor of English.  Patricia Luoto,
Professor of Consumer Sciences, subsequently served as a

AY 2014-2015 Directors

Director: Karen Druffel
Associate Professor
Business Administration
Assistant Director: Claudia Springer
Assistant Professor
Director of Mentoring: Ira Silver


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