Center for Teaching and Learning
The Mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning is to promote the highest quality education for students by fostering a culture of creativity, collaborative mentoring, continuous improvement and lifelong learning. By providing the knowledge, tools and support that faculty and learners need to reach their fullest potential, students will have the best opportunity to develop strong powers of analysis, communication, and synthesis. Center staff are committed to principles of diversity, accessibility, and academic integrity.
CTL activities include faculty orientation and development workshops, encouraging best practices with respect to advising, institutional assessment, supervising the academic side of the iMLearning program and supporting special initiatives. The Center provides training and advice with respect to instructional technology and pedagogy. A repository of teaching resources can be found on the CTL Blackboard Organization. The Center actively promotes the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Writing in the Discipline. The CTL is also supporting the SUpr Summit student research event as well as a faculty led research and publication initiative. News, events, and opportunities are published in the electronic newsletter.
Initiatives for the 2013-2014 academic year include:
- Facilitating Critical Reading
- Undergraduate Research
- iPad Best Practices
- Supporting Advising as Teaching
- Faculty Development for Research and Publication
The Center for Teaching and Learning is located in 322, Smith Library on the Winchester main campus.