Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is tasked with providing support to faculty in the development of all aspects of teaching at Centre College. The CTL specifically focuses on supporting faculty in their work as teachers and the campus’ educational mission to advance student learning through innovative and evidence-based teaching.

How We Fulfill Our Mission 

  • Promote faculty growth and renewal during all stages of one’s career. 
  • Support the adoption and sharing of innovative and effective pedagogical studies and practices. 
  • Encourage research and scholarly conversation related to teaching and learning practices. 
  • Provide instructional technology support and mentorship to faculty, staff, and students in one-on-one and group settings. 
  • Collaborate with people and programs on Centre’s campus and beyond to support the advancement of teaching and learning initiatives and research. 

Part of CTL’s mission is to support faculty growth and renewal at all career stages. We offer a number of faculty development funding opportunities to support course development, pedagogical experimentation and innovation, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. We also love to highlight the achievements and expertise of our outstanding faculty, and to inspire faculty to share their successes with us.

Contact Information

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Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has a collection of online resources and information to help faculty continue to grow. These include materials on, Community Based Learning, Consultations, Faculty and Course Support, Funding Opportunities, General Education, Knowledge Base Library, Learning Communities, Midterm Course Evaluations, New Faculty Orientation, and Pedagogy Events.

How can CTL help

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Support Services

The CTL provides individualized support for all stages of faculty development and growth through consultations, formative assessment, and targeted support.

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Funding Opportunities

The CTL offers financial support for experiments with new and/or innovative teaching practices and the revision or development of new courses.

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The CTL provides spaces and opportunities to explore and nurture growth in all areas of faculty development.

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Matt Downen

  • Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
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Nisha Gupta

  • Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Assistant Professor, Education, Philosophy, and Gender Studies