Center for Teaching and Learning

News and events

Spring quarter graduate student courses:

GRDSCH 515 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Frameworks and Practices 

Designed for graduate students seeking to build knowledge and skills in effective teaching practices as a teaching assistant or independent instructor. Read more >

GRDSCH 550 Teaching in Global Classrooms: Strategies for Teaching International and Multilingual Students

Explores teaching and learning opportunities created by the increasing enrollment of international and multilingual students in US universities. Read more >

 Faculty and Staff Discussion Series:  Preparing for the future

The UW Faculty Senate invites all UW faculty and staff to a series of discussions addressing the potential impact of changes in the broader political context as it relates to our leadership, teaching, and research within an academic institution. Read more >

Race & Equity Initiative leadership workshops

The Race & Equity Initiative is offering a series of workshops on equity, leadership, and cross cultural communication. For session titles, descriptions, and RSVP information visit their Leadership workshops page.

Post-election resources and support

CTL is offering departmental sessions, community conversations, and resources. Read more >

Advancing racial equity in the community: Working to hire and retain a diverse and inclusive faculty

The university has a number of initiatives it is committed to advancing, one being racial equity in student, staff, and particularly the faculty community.  The Office of the Provost has partnered with the Race & Equity Initiative to provide useful information about diversity resources units can use as they look to hire future colleagues.  This series is called “Fostering excellence: Faculty recruitment and retention at the UW.” Read more >

Social media in the classroom: Opportunities, challenges and recommendations

Learn about the opportunities and challenges of using social media in the classroom. IT Connect’s recent report, authored in consultation with the University Registrar, provides recommendations for incorporating the use of social media in academic work. Read more >

Understanding the Faculty Role in Digital Accessibility

How do campus officials responsible for the creation of digital instructional materials balance accessibility requirements with faculty independence and academic freedom?  Read the full article in Inside Higher Ed.

Creating a bridge to help international students adjust to life in the U.S.

Many international students are not prepared for the culture shock of studying in the U.S. and rarely know how to take advantage of resources the UW offers. UW staff member Wei Zuo is using her blog and an interactive video app to help change that. Read the full article in Northwest Asian Weekly.


Get inspired: Innovative teaching and learning at UW

The power of personal narratives in the classroom

A UW Bothell professor shares how digital storytelling can be a powerful tool for learning—for students and instructors. Read more >

Innovators Among Us: Tips and tools

Download top tips and best practices recommended by faculty and instructors featured in the Innovators Among Us series.

Finding meaning behind the music

Online tool helps students get creative with class presentations. Read more >

What is your class telling you?

Researchers uncover persistent gender performance gaps in their classes, but suggest classroom techniques to improve equity. Read more >

Showing rather than telling at UW’s School of Dentistry

First-year dental students learn big lessons thanks to strong storytelling videos. Read more >