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The Center for Engagement and Learning (CEAL) helps build faculty and staff knowledge around student engagement and completion by increasing access to cohesive professional development, and fostering effective communication strategies and systems between all college employees.

Through extensive networking efforts, the Center for Engagement and Learning identifies and promotes ongoing professional development opportunities such as workshops, seminars, regional and national conferences, learning communities and communities of practice. We also support faculty and staff in the implementation of innovative programs, learning-centered instruction, and community service outreach efforts that involve the broader Pierce College community.

Professional development opportunities supported through the Center for Engagement and Learning align with Pierce College’s Achieving the Dream priority area strategies. CEAL also works with groups seeking to sponsor their own customized workshops, seminars, webinars, in-service trainings and events.  Contact us at to learn more.

CEAL also maintains an intranet site for current faculty and staff. This site contains additional information about workshops, courses, seminars and resources available throughout the year. You'll need your Pierce network login information to access the Pierce Intranet.

Follow this link to visit the CEAL Intranet

General information and inquiries

Greg Brazell
Director, Center for Engagement and Learning

Renee Phoenix
Instructional Designer, Center for Engagement and Learning

Jessica Bodas
Program Coordinator

Carrie West
Open Education Project Manager

Kyle Peirson
Educational Technology Specialist