Mission & Goals
Support & Collaborate with Faculty Members
The primary goal of Denison’s Center for Learning and Teaching is to support and collaborate with faculty members, at all career stages, on questions, ideas, activities, and research on teaching and learning. The Center provides support for faculty development and mentoring related to the practice of effective teaching skills. Specific goals include:
- Conduct teaching and learning seminars for first-year and early-career faculty.
- Develop or sponsor workshops, brown-bag lunches, reading and discussion groups, and other programs (e.g.,Teaching Matters!) that address specific teaching approaches, strategies, activities, and pedagogies including digital technology.
- Provide a structured program for one-on-one consultations and classroom teaching observations as a way of delivering formative feedback for faculty all experience levels and providing mentoring relationships with early-career faculty.
- Coordinate and enhance collaboration among faculty, faculty groups, professional staff, and administrative offices in order to initiate and promote a variety of faculty development programs and resources that address teaching, learning, scholarship, and mentoring for our college.
- Support the development of faculty pedagogical and curricular projects focused on the intersection of innovative teaching, integrated learning, and scholarship of teaching and learning.
- Participate and provide leadership in forging relationships and collaborations between Denison’s faculty development programs and other professional organizations that address issues in teaching, learning, and curriculum in higher education.
- Foster use of the Center's meeting spaces in the Library (Atrium Level) for workshops, discussions, meetings, and any type of program relevant to teaching, learning, advising, mentoring, the curriculum, and other higher education forums.
Recent information about the happenings at the Center for Learning and Teaching can be found in the Denison Faculty Newsletter.