CTLE Mission

The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence at VCU continues to promote, enhance, and assess teaching effectiveness and student learning through faculty development.

 

 

CTLE Mission 

The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence at VCU continues to promote, enhance, and assess teaching effectiveness and student learning through faculty development.

To realize its mission, the Center works to provide a robust array of developmental experiences that prepare faculty to create and facilitate effective and evidence-based instruction to promote student success. Consequently, the Center strives to support and extend a university culture that values and rewards high quality teaching.

WHO

Our primary constituents are faculty (of any rank or title), deans, chairs and administrators directly involved in some dimension of teaching and learning excellence: its articulation, its pursuit, its application, its assessment, its dissemination.

WHAT

We help promote student success by working with faculty and administrators to:  

  • Promote and enhance the value of teaching excellence within and across departments

  • Identify and implement effective teaching and learning methods

  • Engage all students in the learning process

  • Effectively assess students’ learning

  • Make informed decisions about teaching and learning

  • Award faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching

  • Advance scholarly teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)

  • Find balance and enjoyment in their work as teachers, scholars and with their service to the university and community.  

HOW

The CTLE works with its constituents guided by three focus actions that organize all development efforts:

  1. Focus on Partnerships

  2. Focus on Programs, Events & Services

  3. Focus on Resources