Center for Teaching and Learning

Programs

The Center for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to supporting faculty, instructors and TAs at all levels of expertise.  Our programs are designed to offer faculty and TAs a wide array of resources, information and opportunities to network.

Those new to the UW teaching community will find our beginning of year programs —Faculty Fellows and the TA/RA conference—of particular value.

Advances in Higher Education Research Seminar

Seminar series highlighting original research in college-level learning and instruction. Multidisciplinary in scope, each seminar addresses the broad themes of our work as instructors, including the cognitive processes by which students learn, and the classroom context in which they do so.

AHER SEMINAR

CTL blog “At the Center”

A blog where members of the UW community discuss ideas, experiences, innovations, adventures, challenges, and research about teaching and learning.

At the Center

CTL Graduate School Courses

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers several experiential courses for graduate students during the academic year.  Each evidence-based course encourages students to reflect and participate by engaging in active learning.

CTL GRDSCH COURSES

Evidence-Based Teaching

Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT) is a community of faculty invested in improving teaching and student learning outcomes using learning technologies and other pedagogical best practices. The EBT program provides on-demand support from pedagogy and tech experts and collaboration with peers across disciplines.

EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING

Faculty Fellows Program

The Faculty Fellows Program orients new faculty to the University campus community. It is facilitated by a number of campus educators, including those that have received campus-wide teaching awards. Presenters and facilitators actively engage our new faculty members on a number of topics including, but not limited to, effective teaching methods and techniques for balancing the demands of successful teaching and research.

FACULTY FELLOWS

International  Teaching Assistant Program

The International TA Program helps prepare newly appointed international TAs for their roles as graduate Teaching Assistants at the University of Washington, and assists them while they are teaching.  All international graduate students are welcome to participate in the International TA Program, including program events, workshops, and individual consultations on teaching.

ITA PROGRAM

TA Conference

The annual TA Conference on Teaching and Learning is designed to help graduate students prepare for their roles and responsibilities as Teaching Assistants (TAs) at the UW.

TA CONFERENCE

Teaching & Learning Symposium

The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts the annual UW Teaching and Learning Symposium to provide a forum where all who share an interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) can learn of their colleagues’ work and engage in discussion.  The event includes a keynote talk and two poster sessions.

TEACHING & LEARNING SYMPOSIUM

Teaching Awards

Each year, the University of Washington honors faculty members and teaching assistants for their work with students. Recipients are chosen based on a variety of criteria including but not limited to mastery of the subject matter; ability to engage students both within and outside of the classroom; and innovations in course and curriculum design.

TEACHING AWARDS

Technology Teaching Fellows

A week-long institute for faculty members who want to redesign a traditional course into a hybrid, blended, or online format.  Participants work with colleagues, facilitators, and coaches to redesign their traditional course. The Technology Teaching Fellows institute includes evidence-based workshops on pedagogy and technology, collaborative work sessions, “sandbox” activities in a technology-enhanced classroom, and solo preparation.

TECHNOLOGY TEACHING FELLOWS

Theater for Change

Theater for Change UW (TfC UW) uses Theater of the Oppressed and other participatory theater approaches to:

  • Promote the co-creation of inclusive teaching and learning environments.
  • Generate and rehearse a variety of responses to challenging situations related to inequity, institutional climate, and interpersonal miscommunication.
  • Advance dialogue among faculty, students, staff educators, and administrators about issues of power, privilege, and oppression that affect us all.
  • Promote performance pedagogies (i.e., active learning and multi-modal pedagogical approaches) in educational settings.

THEATER FOR CHANGE