Center for Teaching and Learning

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Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Fitchburg State University. The CTL supports a wide variety of programs for full-time and adjunct faculty and librarians, including:

  • The mentorship of incoming faculty and librarians
  • Innovation grants to encourage the use of new technologies or teaching methods in the classroom
  • A host of pedagogical and instructional technology workshops
  • Demonstrations of the latest educational technologies
  • The faculty speakers' series
  • Book signings and artists' presentations
  • An annual, week-long summer institute.

The CTL is located in Library 212, right above the circulation desk. Though staffed only occasionally, the Center is open to all faculty and librarians during standard business hours. To schedule or suggest an event at the CTL, please contact the center co-directors, Kisha Tracy or Kate Jewell.

To participate in virtual programs and discussions as well as find useful resources on teaching and learning, visit the CTL wiki site. Instructions for joining the site are available on the main page.

Mission (written in May 2012, posted Fall 2013)

The Center for Teaching and Learning at Fitchburg State University enhances the teaching and learning experiences of all faculty, librarians, and students by sustaining, promoting, and celebrating pedagogical practice, innovation, and excellence. The Center’s opportunities for collaboration and professional development advance a culture of creative inquiry into the scholarship, science, and art of teaching and learning. The Center supports the mission of the University and enriches the University’s academic community through its programs and resources.

Vision (written in May 2012, posted Fall 2013)

The Center for Teaching and Learning seeks to develop a culture focused on the scholarship of teaching, learning, and student success. To meet that end, the Center will capitalize on faculty and librarian expertise, fund faculty travel, host experts in the areas of critical thinking and pedagogy, and develop mechanisms for peer feedback, including one-on-one consultations and learning communities. Essential to this process will be increased faculty engagement in sponsored activities and the expansion of ongoing collaborations with academic departments, information technology, administrative offices, and student support services. The Center strives to develop a regional and national reputation for excellence.

Additional information about the CTL's activities can be found through the links at the top of this page:

  • The Programs and Events and Calendar links provide information about all events and meetings taking place in or sponsored by the CTL.
  • The Resource Center link includes a searchable database of the Center's holdings (both electronic and paperbound). In addition, it has information about technology trainings and relevant conferences and organizations.
  • The Innovation Grants link provides information and application materials for the current academic year's grants, as well as a list of past recipients and their projects.

For more details about the CTL's past activities, please see our published annual reports: AY10/11, AY09/10, AY08/09, AY07/08, AY06/07 (PDF).