The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports a wide variety of programs for full-time and adjunct faculty and librarians, including:
- The mentorship of incoming faculty and librarians
- Grants to encourage the use of new technologies or teaching methods in the classroom
- A host of pedagogical and instructional technology workshops
- The faculty speakers' series
- Annual, summer institutes
The CTL is located in Library 212, right above the circulation desk. Though staffed only occasionally, it is open to all faculty and librarians during standard business hours. To schedule or suggest an event at the CTL, please contact the center coordinator, Sarah Wright by email or by calling 978.665.3514.
For more information about past and upcoming events or to apply for funding, please visit our website.
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.
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.
For more details about the CTL's past activities, please see our published annual reports:
- November 2019 - Active Learning (PDF)
- February 2020 - Inclusive Teaching Resources (Word)
- March 17, 2020 - Deep Learning Methods & Modalities in Higher Education: A 20-Year Review by Audrey Pereira (YouTube)
- April 21, 2020 - CTL Award Winners - Fake News (Renee Fratantonio, Kyle Moody, JJ Sylvia, Wafa Unus), Columbus and Critical Literacy (Lyndsey Benharris, Katy Covino), Innovation with 3D Printing (JJ Sylvia)
Summer Training for Online Teaching
View the Schedule Here (Word)
FALL 2020 UPDATE: The Center for Teaching and Learning will offer programming on the third Tuesday of the month, please reference the academic calendar for dates. The center will continue to offer observations, chats, office hours, remotely as needed. Faculty and staff can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to establish an appointment. Please visit our webpage and their Google site for more information.