Center for Teaching and Learning

About the Center for Teaching and Learning


The Center for Teaching and Learning promotes student learning by supporting and strengthening UW teaching communities. We use peer learning & mentoring approaches to collaborate with groups of faculty members, teaching assistants, graduate instructors, staff educators, and post-doctoral students. We also promote the use of evidence-based instruction that supports teaching & learning goals.


CTL is committed to:

  • Collaboration
  • A responsive stance to change and emerging needs
  • Lifelong learning and learning beyond the classroom
  • Equity & diversity pedagogies
  • Global classrooms
  • Global teaching & learning partnerships
  • Technologies that advance student engagement, learning, & achievement
  • A culture of experimentation
  • Sustainable models
  • Peer teaching, learning, and mentoring practices


CTL fosters a visible, active, cohesive network of people from across the university focused on and promoting an institutional teaching culture.