Center for Teaching and Learning

News and events

Boost your teaching with spring quarter CTL courses

GRDSCH 515 focuses on teaching frameworks and practices for higher education, including: course design, assessment, active learning strategies, teaching inclusively, and using technology effectively. (Wednesdays 1:30-3:20 p.m.)

GRDSCH 550 focuses on a repertoire of strategies that help international (and all) students succeed, including strategies for encouraging in-class participation, avoiding plagiarism, and completing writing assignments successfully. (Thursdays 2:30-3:20 p.m.)

See our CTL Graduate School courses page for details.

Learn to create accessible documents and websites

All UW document creators, from faculty and staff to students, are required to make sure the documents they create to disseminate information are accessible to individuals who use Assistive Technology (AT). This quarter, UW-IT Accessible Technologies is partnering with Learning Technologies to offer a series of free workshops on the basics of creating accessible web sites and documents. For details and registration visit the  Learning Technologies Workshops page.

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.

Congratulations 2018 teaching award nominees!

See a list of 2018 nominees for the Distinguished Teaching Awards, Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology, and the Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Sign up for the Evidence-Based Teaching program

Join a community of faculty to explore what the research says about effective teaching, how to conduct classroom-based research and how to experiment with new approaches. Visit the Evidence-Based Teaching program page for details.

Committed to our DACA Dreamers

“I want to reassure every affected person that if DACA ends, the University of Washington will do everything within its power to minimize the disruption to your [Dreamers] lives and education.” See Ana Mari Cauce’s full post, including resources, on the President’s Blog.

Events in Charlottesville: Resources for instructors

The violent demonstrations by white nationalist groups at the University of Virginia on August 11th and 12th impacts students, faculty, and staff here at the UW. Addressing incidents of racial violence such as these in class can be challenging for instructors. The CTL has developed resources for helping students engage in civil dialogue and make meaning of these events:

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.”

Get inspired: Innovative teaching and learning at UW

Innovators Among Us: Using Technology to Teach Beyond the Classroom

Stories of instructors who “think outside the building”, connecting with peers and across disciplines, collaborating with community members and creating nontraditional learning opportunities for students. Read more about using technology to teach.

Keeping history alive with a digital library collection

Vivid oral histories from the South Sound get a second life at UW Tacoma. Read more about the Tacoma Community History Project.

Instant feedback via earbuds

“Bug in the Ear” project allows distant learners to connect with their coaches during critical teaching and learning moments. Read more about Instant feedback via earbuds.

Innovators Among Us: Tips and tools

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