Center for Teaching & Learning
About the Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning is a welcoming and inspiring resource, collaborating with faculty, staff and students to promote ideas to enhance learning. The center provides support and encouragement to explore, develop and refine teaching pedagogy to promote academic excellence, and it is committed to promoting teaching and learning as ongoing and collaborative processes of inquiry, experimentation and reflection.
The center’s mission is to:
- Promote the value and practice of excellent teaching both in and out of the classroom to facilitate student learning and growth;
- Serve as an on-campus resource that provides professional development opportunities to promote teaching and learning;
- Provide opportunities for faculty to reflect on their work, share and learn from the experiences and expertise of their colleagues;
- Encourage faculty collaboration to enhance and refine their teaching;
- Promote active engagement and innovation in teaching and learning; and
- Act as a hub for knowledge of effective, evidence-based practices as well as a conduit to bring faculty together.
Advisory Committee Members
- Paige Eager, Director of the CTL
- Martha Bari, Assistant Professor of Art History
- April Boulton, Associate Professor of Biology & Dean of the Graduate School
- Catherine Breneman, Assistant Professor of Social Work
- Ashish Chakradhar, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
- Michelle Gricus, Assistant Professor of Social Work
- Suzanne E. Hiller, Assistant Professor of Education
- Elizabeth Mackessy-Lloyd, Assistant Professor of Nursing
- Heather Mitchell-Buck, Assistant Professor of English; Coordinator of Digital Learning
- Katherine Orloff, Associate Professor of Journalism
- Atiya Smith, Assistant Professor of Psychology & Counseling
- Marisel Torres-Crespo, Associate Professor of Education; Coordinator of Online Instruction
- Jill Tysse, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
- Jeff Welsh, Director of Instructional Technology in the IT Division
Upcoming CTL Events for Faculty & Staff
|Fri, Oct 22 @3:00pm||Tea N' Talk: "The Franciscans in Colonial Mexico"||by Dr. Jay Harrison||Coblentz Seminar Room (refreshments provided) & on Zoom|
|Fri, Nov 19 @3:00pm||Tea N' Talk: "Successful Student Internships in the Archives"||by Mary Atwell||Library Room 2028 (refreshments provided) & on Zoom|
|Fri, Feb 4 @3:00pm||Tea N' Talk: "The Colors of Migration: Data Visualization of a Data Mining Project on Future Demographic Changes in the Middle East"||by Dr. Donald Wright||Coblentz Seminar Room (refreshments provided) & on Zoom|
|Fri, Feb 11 @3:00pm||Tea N' Talk: "LEAP Grant to work with K-12 Educators during COVID"||by Drs. Becky Grove and Suzanne Hiller||Coblentz Seminar Room (refreshments provided) & on Zoom|
|Fri, March 11 @3:00pm||Tea N' Talk: "Integrating Cloud Computing into Computer Science Curriculum"||by Dr. Aijuan Dong||Coblentz Seminar Room (refreshments provided) & on Zoom|
RSVP not necessary. Please arrive early to reserve your seat or join via the Zoom link on the CTL BlackBoard page.
Join the CTL Facebook Group for Hood Faculty & Staff
Connect on Facebook to receive the latest updates, share interesting articles, and connect with your peers. This private group is a welcoming and inspiring resource for all Hood College faculty and staff. Click here to join or search "Center for Teaching and Learning @ Hood College" to request to join.
CTL Monthly Newsletter
The CTL Newsletter is distributed mid-month Aug-Nov and Jan-April. Past issues listed below & uploaded to the CTL BlackBoard page.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) condemns all forms of systemic racism, bias, and aggression against Black people, indigenous peoples, people of color, and those of marginalized genders, as well as discrimination based on socioeconomic status. We understand that excellence in teaching, by definition, must reflect our shared humanity and promote inclusive practices such as:
- being conscious of biases, racial abuse, micro-aggressions, and those who are minimized or left out;
- understanding and supporting those underrepresented in our Hood community; and
- promoting ways to actively foster equity, diversity and inclusion in our classrooms, research, and publications.
The CTL is determined to raise awareness of all those who have been systematically oppressed and call upon Hood faculty to join us in this commitment to create a more inclusive world. As members of the CTL Advisory Board, we stand united and affirm that Black Lives Matter.