Center for Teaching and Learning

Evidence-Based Teaching Program

The Evidence-Based Teaching Program (EBT) offers on-demand support from pedagogy and tech experts and collaboration with peers across disciplines. Faculty participate in online discussions and four meetings a quarter, observe peers in their classrooms, and learn what research says about effective teaching. They also experiment with new approaches and explore ways to conduct classroom-based research.

UW Seattle faculty from all disciplines are invited to participate.

What are the benefits of joining EBT?

  • Improved teaching and student outcomes
  • A community of peers invested in improving their teaching and supporting one another
  • Mentorship from instructors across campus who use best practices in their own teaching
  • Opportunities to advance as a leader in teaching and learning at the UW
  • Recognition from the provost for your efforts

The EBT program consists of three phases

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Phase I: Exploration

Explore current research on best teaching practices.
Develop course redesigns and/or research on teaching projects.

UW classroom

Phase II: Implementation

Receive support while implementing course redesigns or conducting research.


Phase III: Research

Design research studies and collect data on the effectiveness of implemented strategies on student success.

Each phase is led by faculty members who have completed all three phases of the program.

Depending on your experience with evidence-based teaching practices, you may enter the program at the exploration or implementation phase. You may move from one phase to another after completing one or more quarters.

What is expected of participants?

Who participates in EBT?

Over 113 UW instructors from 52 departments have participated in the program, and 13,000+ students have taken EBT-informed courses.Over 113 UW instructors from 52 departments have participated in the program, and 13,000+ students have taken EBT-informed courses.

EBT in the news

  • Read the latest UW-IT Partnerships story to learn how EBT’s Ian Schnee and Jose Guzman are turning screen time into meaningful learning time.
  • Read EBT coach Taso Lagos’ Seattle Times Op-Ed, “Let’s give new meaning to college ‘senior’: Get the over 60 generation into degree-granting college programs, and don’t treat them as appendages to community life.”

Important dates for 2019

  • April 1: Spring quarter meeting times are posted
  • April 1 – April 12: Meeting registration
  • April 15: Spring quarter meetings begin