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Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning supports CSS faculty members in their teaching in all modes of delivery: face-to-face, online, or hybrid. Our programs and services are anchored in best practice pedagogy, are collaborative and are designed to promote innovation.  

Our goals

  • Support the teaching of full time and adjunct faculty
  • Promote best practice methods in assessment across our campuses
  • Support faculty in using technology to support innovative teaching and learning
  • Provide opportunities for faculty members to work together collaboratively
  • Provide professional development opportunities for full time and adjunct faculty

Individual Consultations

  • The CTL offers consultations to support faculty teaching needs. These consultations are designed as formative, non-evaluative support for faculty and are intended to nurture best-practice teaching methods.
  • Consultations are confidential and are not connected to the promotion and tenure process.

Classroom Observations

  • The CTL offers classroom observations for individual faculty members. These are collegial, designed to nurture discussion about best-practice teaching methods.
  • The observations are collaborative and non-evaluative. They provide faculty members with constructive, formative feedback on teaching practice.
  • In addition to being observed themselves, faculty members can request to observe other colleagues in their teaching.
  • Observations are confidential and are not connected to the promotion and tenure process.

Department Consultation

  • The CTL offers customized consultations for departments and programs. These are designed in collaboration with deans and program chairs to meet the needs of individual departments and programs.

The Center for Teaching and Learning sponsors events throughout the year to support faculty members in best-practice teaching methods. These opportunities allow colleagues to share ideas and to reflect on their own teaching practices.

Fall semester 2019 events

  • New Faculty Workshop
    Monday, August 26
    8:30 - 4:00, Science 1111
  • Academic Technology Institute
    Tuesday, August 27
    7:45 - Registration and Refreshments, Science Computer Lab Hallway 
    8:30 - Welcome and Opening Session, Science 3217
    9:30 - Concurrent Sessions
    12:15 - Lunch, Benedictine Commons
    1:30 - Afternoon Hands-on Workshops
    (1:30 - 2:30 - New Faculty Only - CSS Library Orientation)
  • Faculty and Staff Institute
    Wednesday, August 28
    8:00 - Continental Breakfast, Mitchell Foyer
    8:30 - Welcome, Mitchell Auditorium
    9:00 - President Barbara McDonald
    10:00 - CSS's Commitment to Supporting First-Generation Students
    11:45 - Mass
    12:15 - Lunch, Science Lawn
    1:30 - Professional Development Concurrent Sessions
    2:30 - Professional Development Concurrent Sessions
  • Faculty and Staff Institute
    8:30 - Continental Breakfast
    9:00 - Faculty Assembly, Somers Lounge
    9:00 - Staff Council, Mitchell Auditorium
    12:00 - Lunch, Greenview Dining Room
    1:00 - School Workshops

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Center for Teaching and Learning, please contact Neil Witikko at or (218) 723-6155.