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Center For Teaching & Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides development opportunities and resource support to faculty, staff, and students committed to sharing and enhancing effective strategies for teaching and learning.

An Educational Environment For All

The CTL is committed to creating a socially just and inclusive educational environment for our diverse community.

Main Areas Of Focus Include:

  • Learning Motivation
  • Innovative Pedagogy
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Blended/Hybrid/Online Applications
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Reacting to the Past (RTTP) Curriculum Initiatives

Available Programs:

Brown Bag Workshops

At Brown Bag Workshops faculty and staff are invited to discuss a topic during lunch. Drawing from contemporary teaching and learning research and practice, as well as the expertise and interests of our faculty and staff, these sessions provide workshops addressing critical areas of pedagogy worthy of focused attention.

Short Courses

Short courses are six-week programs, some of which are online and some face-to-face. The courses provide instruction in developing specific skill sets addressing specific pedagogical issues like:

  • Blended/Online Instruction Short Course - The course will address the following focus areas: Course Basics, Assignment Design & Collaboration, and Customizing Courses.
  • Social Justice & Inclusion Short Course – The course addresses integrating diversity into curriculum, designing effective group work, facilitating problematic speech, and navigating the benefits and challenges of immersive pedagogies.

Faculty & Staff Learning Communities (Reading/Discussion Groups)

This program provides opportunities for small groups of faculty and staff to meet and discuss shared readings on pedagogy related topics of interest.

CTL Grants for Pedagogy Research and Applications

Pedagogy research and application grants are competitive grants that support faculty efforts doing pedagogy research (up to $5,000) or integrating new pedagogy approaches to courses already in place ($1,000). These grants encourage faculty efforts toward pedagogy enhancement and future conference presentations and publication.